U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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We crowdsource U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs's employee reviews and anonymous tips from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers 2 weeks of paid maternity leave and 16 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
Consensus
Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 0
2
Media
3
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12
16
Media
20
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
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Government: Federal Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Government: Federal industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 3 6
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12 11
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 2 3
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 12 12
Maternity Leaves Taken at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Lady CPS
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 13 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Pepsi
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • dcyogi17
    • 8 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Maternity Leave Comments
  • "Work environment likely to be variable depending on the site you work at and individual supervisors. No maternity leave or short term disability is available - maternity leave is a compilation of your own accrued sick/vacation leave, donated leave from other employees, borrowed leave (that you borrow in advance from yourself and must pay back monetarily if you do not return to work), and FMLA. Women and men appear to be treated equally (there are a majority of women in my field) but there may be variability among sites." - Lady CPS
  • "Employees were verbally encouraging and accommodating regarding my recent pregnancy and maternity leave, however there are many inconvenient practicalities that my VA location, which is large and well-funded, needs to address. For instance, human resources was unable to provide me with the correct paperwork to request advance paid leave (which consisted of my vacation and sick time for the year) despite multiple calls and assurance that I was "all set." As a result, several weeks into my leave I was surprised to learn that I had technically become "overdrawn" on my sick time, and my boss as well as the entire administration of my department was emailed about it. Highly embarrassing! I had to file a retroactive request for the leave. Also, there is no convenient parking for expectant mothers unless you are able to procure a handicap placard for yourself. The employee parking garage (5 stories) has no elevator. Also, there is no lactation room at my hospital such that my department has to reserve a conference room daily where I can pump." - Lady Pepsi
  • "Paid leave is whatever PTO you've accrued." - dcyogi17
  • "Employee can use paid time off/sick and annual leave. 0" - Anonymous
  • "The Veterans affairs does not offer any paid maternity or paternity leave. Any leave for parents is by using their accrued sick or vacation time." - Anonymous

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