The importance of family-related benefits is often emphasized to promote the recruitment, productivity, and retention of capable employees in the public and private sectors This article explores the administration of family-related benefits and family leave benefits for public employees in New York State agencies. The study found that m administering family leave benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act m 1993, personnel administrators were highly involved m coordinating procedures between supervisors and employees. In addition, personnel administrators did not perceive a positive impact of family leave benefits on the objectives of their organizations The article suggests that organizational leaders’ and management’s awareness of administering family leave benefits should be emphasized in relation to the available resources of personnel offices, including records management systems and training programs


Original Citation: Kim, Soonhee. "Administering Family Leave Benefits and New Challenges for Public Personnel Management." Review of Public Personnel Administration 18, no. 3 (1998): 42-57.