Email to HR about wanting a sit down meeting about our Parental leave policy - Any suggestions?
May 31,2022 at 9:17PM UTC (Edited)
SUBJECT: Parental Leave update
Good morning xxxxx,
I am hoping to get a chance to sit down with you for a short meeting to discuss XXXX's Parental leave plan. When I was accepting my position here at XXXX I asked about this policy and was told that XXX was in the process of updating it for 2022. I have since learned that this was not the case and I would like to bring to the table some options for updating this policy.
Would you be available this Friday (6/3) to discuss this further with me?
I don't know whether or not to include some brief stats or reasons why we should have a better policy? Or just wait for a meeting? I felt like asking him for when he was available would result in an actual answer vs. potentially ignoring me if I said - when are you available?
I'm open to additional tips for the actual meeting (If I get that far)
ETA: I already know our current policy, I wouldn't be asking for a meeting to discuss a change if I didn't. It's STD+1 week paid leave+FMLA. A pretty poor plan. The 1 week paid leave basically would help cover the one week you don't actually get paid by STD. I work at a heavily male dominated company (less than 5% female) and I want to advocate for better leave for birthing and non birthing parents because I think it is something that employees might value and see that the company cares about them and their families.
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