Women's Foundation Advocates for Missouri Rule Changes to Advance Family Leave

Proposed rules unanimously adopted by Personnel Advisory Board on Tuesday would provide more comprehensive and flexible leave options for state workers

Jefferson City, Mo. - As part of of their ongoing work to advance flexible workplace solutions for families, Women’s Foundation submitted comments to the Personnel Advisory Board, which met today, in support of Governor Jay Nixon's proposed rule changes related to state employee leave policies.  These rule changes would expand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Missouri state employees to allow more flexibility for workers to care for their loved ones without losing their jobs or going broke.  The board unanimously adopted the rule changes today.

“Paid family leave in Missouri will strengthen families, help state workers become more productive, and result in a more effective state government workforce,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women's Foundation. "We appreciate Governor Nixon's leadership in making a significant step toward a work culture that embraces paid family leave for state workers."

Read Women's Foundation's comments here, as well as a legal memorandum by The Missouri Joint Commission on Women in the Legal Profession. 

In October, Women’s Foundation released initial research findings on paid family leave

Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org.