Utilisation of parent‑care leave by public officers
Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on utilisation of parent-care leave by public officers
Parliamentary Sitting: 3 Mar 2023
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Prime Minister for each year from 2019 (a) what is the number and percentage of public servants who take at least one day of parent-care leave; and (b) what is the average and median number of days of parent-care leave taken by public servants.
Written Reply by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service:
From 2019 to 2022, on average each year, about 42,400 officers or 50% of eligible officers in the Civil Service took at least one day of parent-care leave. The mean and median number of days of parent-care leave taken were 1.8 days and 2 days respectively.