01 Dec '11, 12pm

Parental care leave for civil servants from next year

Parental care leave for civil servants from next year

From Jan 1, civil servants will be able to take two days of leave each year to look after their parents and parents-in-law, the Public Service Division (PSD) announced on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO By Toh Yong Chuan From Jan 1, civil servants will be able to take two days of leave each year to look after their parents and parents-in-law, the Public Service Division (PSD) announced on Thursday. 'With a rapidly ageing population and smaller family units, officers with elderly parents will need time to take care of them,' the PSD said in a statement. Some 76,000 civil servants are expected to benefit from the move. Besides parental care leave, the PSD also announced that civil servants will get three days of compassionate leave for the bereavement of their immediate family members. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered ...

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