Monday, September 14, 2009

Office of Personnel Management proposes regulations extending limited benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

09/14/09 Government Executive / Gay Marriage Watch:

OPM's proposed regulations would extend long-term care insurance, and certain types of leave, to same-sex partners of federal employees.
The draft regulations implement President Obama's June 17 memorandum expanding benefits available to the same-sex partners of gay and lesbian federal employees. In that memo, Obama also directed OPM to oversee agency-by-agency reviews of policies that could have disparate impacts on gay and lesbian federal employees. The results of those reviews are due to chief human capital officers on Sept. 15.
The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 would provide all benefits to federal employees and their same-sex partners that federal employees and their spouses qualify for.

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