Positive Public Sector Experience

I work within the public sector and I am currently on maternity leave with my first child.

On the whole, my experience through pregnancy and maternity has been a positive one. I felt supported through my pregnancy through risk assessments, the ability to work from home on occasions and when I had a pregnancy related illness.

We have a clear maternity policy which is available to you which enables you to know your rights and entitlements in advance.

Whilst on maternity, I have been included on emails regarding training opportunities etc if I wished to attend so that I do not miss out on anything. We also have the opportuntity to undertake keeping in touch days.

I have met with my Line Manager to discuss my return to work who has been wholly supportive regarding any request for flexible/reduced/condensed hours.

One negative has been that access to information such as applying for childcare vouchers or checking payslips etc are all held on the Intranet. Accessing the site has not been possible on several occasions due to problems with the electronic links. This could be made easier for people on maternity leave without having to contact IT/HR deparments.

Why the contribution is important

To reflect positive experiences for people on maternity leave.

by April86 on March 28, 2018 at 11:29AM

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