This report summarizes the results of a November 2016 survey of United States (U.S.) organizations to gather data about the use of paid parental leave programs that provide paid time off to new-parent employees, separate from other paid-time off programs (PTO, vacation, sick, etc.).

This survey explored how much paid leave is given, eligibility requirements and the relationship to other paid time off programs.

Survey Results

This survey was intended to measure the availability of paid leave for new-parent employees that is separate from other paid leave and disability insurance programs (e.g., short-term disability). Thirty-eight percent of participating U.S. organizations offer paid parental leave as defined by this survey, with 78% of those organizations offering it to all their employees.

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