Beginning October 1, the City of Phoenix will provide eligible employees up to 480 hours (12 weeks) of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child during a 12-month period. The new parental leave benefit was unanimously approved by City Council today, and solidifies Phoenix as a top employer in the region. 480 hours is among the most generous parental leave packages offered by any local government agency.
“The working world has changed dramatically, and we are focused on meeting the needs of today’s parents. The new, additional leave is extremely flexible to meet varying challenges that arise when a new child comes into the family,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This new benefit will help the City stay competitive and able to attract the best employees to serve Phoenix’s residents.”
The change is intended to allow the City to maintain its competitive edge to recruit and retain a highly skilled and productive workforce while also providing working parents and caregivers greater flexibility in balancing their work and family commitments.
“Our employees are our most valuable assets,” said Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton. “Adding parental leave to the many benefits offered by the City demonstrates our investment in them, which in turn, is an investment in our community.”
The City of Phoenix is actively recruiting for many essential jobs including police officers, dispatchers, solid waste and street maintenance workers, mechanics, customer service representatives, administrative professionals, accountants and more. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting your career, working in public service offers many rewards.
Visit Phoenix.gov/Jobs to learn more and apply today.