Study of Fertility Leave for Public Service Officers
Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on study of fertility leave for public service officers
Parliament Sitting: 6 Feb 2024
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether an update can be provided on the study of fertility leave for public servants; and (b) if such a study has not been conducted, whether the Government will study this proposal.
Written Reply by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service
We have assessed that there is no need to introduce fertility leave as a separate leave provision at this juncture. Public officers who are undergoing fertility-related procedures can already tap on their current leave provisions, such as outpatient sick leave or hospitalisation leave, or request for flexible work arrangements from their supervisors, such as flexi-time and hybrid work arrangements to undergo or recuperate from the treatment.