Update to Paid Parental Leave for SPS Employees

October 20, 2023

On September 7, 2023, Governor Hobbs announced changes to the family leave offerings for eligible State Personnel System (SPS) employees, effective September 2, 2023.  This week, a revision was made to the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) pilot.  A temporary exception has been made to the eligibility requirements for those requesting PPL. This exception will allow an employee who would meet the eligibility requirements sometime within the 12 months following the date of birth or placement of the child (that occurred on or after January 1, 2023), to utilize the PPL immediately. This means employees who will become eligible in the near future will not have to wait to utilize PPL. This exception expires September 1, 2024. 

Please refer to the updated policy for additional information, or please visit https://hr.az.gov/family-leave-expansion for more information.  Please contact your HR representative if you have any questions.