Paid Parental Leave supports new parents 

We want every baby to get off to a strong, healthy start in life, and King County’s Paid Parental Leave Program is there to support employees welcoming new family members into their lives.  

Eligible King County employees may receive up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth, adoption, or foster-to-adopt placement of a child, so they have more time to bond with a new child.  

This supplemental benefit is available to both new mothers and fathers, and is calculated based on the employee’s existing leave accruals at the time of the qualifying event. Watch our short video, also below, to learn more.