To: HR Officers & Secondary Contacts
From: Becci Menghini, Interim Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity & Engagement; Linc Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
As you may have heard reported in the news, the Governor issued an Executive Order on Thursday, May 23 that conveys a new paid parental leave benefit to employees of State Government executive agencies. Executive agencies include departments that report directly to the Governor and at this time, the order does not include the University System. This was the first we and the System Office heard of this initiative, and we are not aware yet of any of the procedural details.
Since I know many of you and your employees are hearing about this in the news media, we wanted to provide you with what we know so far. The System Office is carefully reviewing this new Executive Order and will review the procedural details that we expect will follow from the Office of State Human Resources. However, in the absence of further information from OSHR, we do not have anything additional to share at this time.
We fully appreciate the interest this will generate from our University employees and want to assure you that we will continue to closely track this issue and keep everyone informed as we learn more.