Expanded State Employee Paid Family Leave

Governor Whitmer has stated a commitment to expanding paid family leave to every parent in Michigan. “For the members of SEIU Local 517M, access to paid parental leave has been life changing,” said Jeremy Tripp, Executive Director, SEIU Local 517M. 

“With the provisions enacted by Governor Whitmer, both men and women can focus on spending time with their children, instead of worrying about insufficient leave banks or not being there when it matters most to their family. We commend the Governor for leading on this issue!”To date, nearly 2000 State of Michigan employees have utilized this benefit, including 1,043 dads and 915 moms. That amounts to over 800,000 hours that new parents have spent with their newborn babies, forming lifelong bonds.