Boeing is among the first companies in the aerospace industry to offer paid parental leave to nonunion employees. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, eligible employees will have access to three weeks of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child or placement of a foster child in order to bond with their child.
"Changes we’re announcing today represent some of the ways we’re ensuring that Boeing’s total compensation package helps keep the company competitive, leads the industry and supports better work-life balance for Boeing employees," said Heidi Capozzi, senior vice president of Human Resources. "Boeing continues to invest in the total compensation package for employees, and we appreciate their willingness to take a proactive role in managing their health and well-being."
The new paid parental leave, available to both mothers and fathers, will be in addition to Boeing’s current maternity leave which is available to mothers only.
By Susan Dalexander and Ronald Taylor