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Paid Parental Leave Approved for Fort Bend County Employees

(FORT BEND COUNTY) - Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved paid parental leave for all full-time county employees during the Tuesday court session.  


“We are about families in Fort Bend County and this policy change now fully reflects that value,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Dexter L. McCoy said. “Every day our county employees work tirelessly to support families in Fort Bend County. It is our duty to make sure they also have the time to care for their own families. At such a pivotal moment, a paycheck should be the least of anyone’s worries.”  


 The policy was presented on the latest court agenda for a vote and passed with a 5-0 vote in the final form presented by Commissioner McCoy. Click here for the full policy. 


 Fort Bend County follows Houston, Harris County, and the City of Sugar Land in passing a paid parental leave policy. Full-time county employees will receive six weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child. In the unfortunate event of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the need of urgent medical care regarding a pregnancy, the employee will receive three weeks of paid leave. 


Fort Bend County currently has 3,098 full-time employees.  

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