AFGE Local 0003 wants to make sure that its members understand the new parental leave policy issued by President Obama. If you read the memo referred to in the article (it is hyperlinked) it specifically says that the additional 6 weeks of paid leave that is allowed to employees for various reasons is advanced leave.
How bad is federal employee morale?
The good news tells the story.
In the 2014 government-wide survey of federal employees, positive responses dropped for 35 questions and increased for just 10 compared with 2013.
As bad as that is, it’s a marked improvement compared with the three-year trend in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.