Parental Leave Program


NAVADMIN 151/18 cancelled MILPERSMAN 1050-420 Adoption Leave, 1050-430 Paternity Leave and 1050-435 Maternity Leave. MILPERSMAN 1050-415, Parental Leave Program, covers the polices and guidelines of NAVADMIN 151/18 in full.

The military Parental Leave Program applies to all active component (AC) members and all reserve component (RC) members who were performing active duties or mobilized for more than 12 continuous months and were party to a Qualifying Birth Event (QBE) or Qualifiying Adoption (QA) on or after 23 December 2016. A QBE is defined as a live birth. A QA is defined as an adoption that qualifies for reimbursement of adoption expenses in line with OPNAVINST 174.4A, Navy Adoption Reimbursement Policy.

Designations of Primary Cargiver (PC) and Secondary Caregiver (SC), under normal circumstances, should occur 60 days in advance of the expected QBE or QA and must be documented on a permanent NAVPERS 1070/613 Administrative Remarks (commonly known as a page 13). For dual military couples, only one PC and SC will be authorized per QBE or QA.

Primary Caregiver Leave (PCL)
PCL is a 6-week (42-day) non-chargeable leave period for the designated PC following a QBE or QA. PCL will be granted to the parent designated with primary responsibility for caring for the birthed or adopted child/children. See MILPERSMAN 1050-415.

Secondary Caregiver Leave (SCL)
SCL is a 2-week (14 day) non-chargeable leave period for the designated SC following a QBE or QA. SCL will be granted to the parent not designated as the PC. See MILPERSMAN 1050-415.

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