Paid Parental Leave
Eligible King County employees may receive up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth, adoption, or foster-to-adopt placement of a child. The leave will run concurrently with federal, state, and county family or medical leave to the fullest extent possible.
Communicate your need for paid parental leave with your supervisor or HR representative as soon as possible. Use the Protected Leave Request Form and submit any required documentation. If adopting a foster child, use the Foster-to-Adopt Form as well. Follow your department's request for time off procedure and enter the appropriate leave of absence payroll codes into the payroll system.
Learn more about the program
- Read the Executive's news release and the Council's news release.
- Read the Paid Parental Leave & Paid Family Leave report here.