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Paid Parental Leave Vote

The Paid Parental Leave voting period has been extended by one week. The time to vote is being extended due to ongoing negotiations with the Office of Labor Relations. Members eligible to vote may submit ballots to the TEA Representative or Hillary Schafer by NOON on January 27.

For more information on the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) pilot program, see King County's Paid Parental Leave Frequently Asked Questions page.

As part of the agreement, King County Family and Medical Leave (KCFML) will run concurrent to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), instead of consecutively, as it does now, effective August 1, 2016. This change will not expire.

While the MOA is written for TEA as a whole, each bargaining unit (Transit Staff, Wastewater Staff, and Wastewater Supervisors) will be voting as an individual bargaining unit. The Office of Labor Relations will provide TEA with three separate MOAs. The TEA Board is asking for your vote on whether to sign the MOA, allowing TEA to participate in the PPL pilot program for 2016.

The MOA is available for your review on the TEA bulletin boards, and downloaded from teaseattle.org.