Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP)

Army Reserve: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary

The Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP) provides non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a Child. The policy applies to covered Soldiers who are birth Mothers or Fathers, same-sex couples, as well as adoptive and surrogate parents.

Eligibility

Army Reserve Service members on drill status are not eligible for Military Parental Leave Program benefits.

Additional Information

Department of Defense Instruction 1327.06:
https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/132706p.pdf

Army Directive 2019-05 (Army Military Parental Leave Program):
https://www.army.mil/e2/downloads/rv7/families/ad2019_05_military_parental_leave_program.pdf

Army Regulation 600-8-10 (Leaves and Passes):
https://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_a/pdf/web/r600_8_10.pdf

The Army Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP) Frequently Asked Questions:
https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/The%20Army%20Military%20Parental%20Leave%20Program%20(MPLP)

Document Review Date: 13 January 2021