Presenters

Tahy AddisonFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

WCHHS - Social Work and Human Services

Faculty Sponsor Name

Jennifer Wade-Berg

Disciplines

Civil Law | Family, Life Course, and Society | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Justice | Teacher Education and Professional Development

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Parental Leave and it’s impacts on educators within public schools. Tahy Addison Candidate for the B.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Department of Social Work and Human Services

Dr. Jennifer A. Wade-Berg, Research Mentor

Abstract

Public Law 103-3 cited as the Family and Medical leave Act of 1993, was enacted to grant family and temporary medical leave under certain circumstances. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created for Americans who feel that their career takes valuable time away from their children and loved ones. FMLA allows eligible employees up to 12-weeks of unpaid leave for medical recovery, childbirth, child adoption, foster placement, and military. In 2021, Georgia’s new parental leave policy entitles employees three weeks of paid leave that can be taken concurrently with FMLA. This policy analysis reviews the Georgia policy and its impact on public school teachers. Additionally, the analysis gives detailed insight into why Paid Parental Leave is perceived as beneficial or harmful for these educators and their families. Datum were collected through the process of researching existing literature and interviews. Interviews will be conducted with Human Resource personnel within Cobb County. The perceptions of impact in the areas of social, emotional, and financial are reviewed.

Keywords: parental leave, policy, children, teachers

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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Parental Leave Policy and it's impacts on educators in public schools.

Parental Leave and it’s impacts on educators within public schools. Tahy Addison Candidate for the B.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Department of Social Work and Human Services

Dr. Jennifer A. Wade-Berg, Research Mentor

Abstract

Public Law 103-3 cited as the Family and Medical leave Act of 1993, was enacted to grant family and temporary medical leave under certain circumstances. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created for Americans who feel that their career takes valuable time away from their children and loved ones. FMLA allows eligible employees up to 12-weeks of unpaid leave for medical recovery, childbirth, child adoption, foster placement, and military. In 2021, Georgia’s new parental leave policy entitles employees three weeks of paid leave that can be taken concurrently with FMLA. This policy analysis reviews the Georgia policy and its impact on public school teachers. Additionally, the analysis gives detailed insight into why Paid Parental Leave is perceived as beneficial or harmful for these educators and their families. Datum were collected through the process of researching existing literature and interviews. Interviews will be conducted with Human Resource personnel within Cobb County. The perceptions of impact in the areas of social, emotional, and financial are reviewed.

Keywords: parental leave, policy, children, teachers

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