01/24/20

INVESTING IN SAN DIEGO FAMILIES: SUPERVISOR GASPAR TO RECOMMEND PAID PARENTAL LEAVE, CHILDCARE AND LACTATION SUPPORT

SUPERVISOR KRISTIN GASPAR

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Contacts: Itica Milanes 619-307-1793 itica.milanes@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Media Advisory 

01-24-20

INVESTING IN SAN DIEGO FAMILIES: SUPERVISOR GASPAR TO RECOMMEND PAID PARENTAL LEAVE, CHILDCARE AND LACTATION SUPPORT


WHAT:
Supervisor Gaspar will propose a package of benefits to help support working families which will come before the Board of Supervisors on January 28. If approved, the plan would implement eight weeks of paid parental leave for County employees, explore options for on-site childcare at county facilities and introduce a lactation policy to support nursing mothers.

San Diego is facing a childcare crisis. Nearly two thirds of parents have difficulty finding high quality care that is dependable, convenient and affordable. This childcare shortage is having a major impact on businesses and our regional economy. On-site childcare for County employees will help address this problem and benefit our employees.

Paid leave for new mothers and fathers will relieve the enormous financial stress parents face now as they bond with their newborn but don’t receive a paycheck.

Board approval of this proposal will also expand opportunities to use accrued sick leave to care for a new child and create a program to help employees navigate the complex family leave system.  

WHEN:          Tuesday, January 28, 2019, 8:00 am

WHERE:        County Administration Center, East Lawn, 1600 Pacific Highway, 92101

                        In the event of rain - Room 302

 

WHO:            County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar

                       Dave Leonhardi, Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

                       Stefanie Benvenuto, San Diego County Regional Chamber of Commerce

                       Laura Kohn, San Diego Workforce Partnership

                       Rudolph Johnson, Neighborhood House Association

                       Blake Hofstad, Education Enrichment Services and Parent Voices San Diego