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Map of Paid Parental & Family Caregiving Leave Policies for State Employees

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This interactive map provides a detailed look at paid family leave policies for state government employees across 36 states, plus D.C. These policies directly benefit millions of state government employees and their families and advance racial and gender equity, as women and Black workers are disproportionately represented in the public sector. 

A Better Balance has been proud to provide technical and strategic support to partners in several of these states–including Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee—in getting public sector paid family leave policies across the finish line.

As of January 2024, there are 12 states without dedicated paid family leave for state government employees: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. In addition, Arkansas and Oklahoma offer paid maternity leave policies that may cover female state employees who give birth or adopt or foster a child.

Please note that these laws are complex and this page is not intended to provide legal advice, please consult with a local attorney or call us at 1-833-NEED-ABB if you have questions about your rights.

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