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Staying involved. Minimizing stress. Reaping the rewards of dedication, motivation and productivity.

Supporting families improves loyalty and performance. These are essential in an environment where our success depends entirely on our people. PwC believes you can be fully committed to your family while having a rewarding career.

Planning your family

The decision to start a family is often accompanied by concerns about timing, finances, career, health and a long-term commitment to care for and support another human being.

PwC believes you can be a great parent and a great professional. Our programs, benefits and supportive culture are designed with that belief in mind.

Supporting families through enhanced benefits

From expanding your family through adoption, birth or surrogacy, to caring for a parent or loved one, we take pride in investing in competitive programs and policies that support a broad range of family needs so you can be your best at work and in life.

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Parental Leave

Giving parents time to focus on the new member of their family is important at PwC.  Eligible new parents receive, within the first year from birth or adoption/foster placement, eight weeks of paid parental leave. An additional two weeks is available to new parents with more than one new child on the same date, and/or an additional six weeks to staff who consider themselves to be the primary caregiver of a child newly placed for adoption or born via surrogate.

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Phased Return to Work

Returning to work with a new child at home can be a challenge. That’s why we’re helping our people transition back to work by giving them the option to work 60% of hours, at full-time pay, for an additional four weeks immediately following paid parental leave.

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Paid Family Care Leave

Balancing work and caring for a seriously ill family member is extremely difficult. To help ease the burden, PwC is providing eligible caregivers four weeks of Paid Family Care Leave for certain family members with serious health conditions and 6 hours of free eldercare consultation (home assessments, implementation of care, etc.).

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Adoption and surrogacy

To help with the costs associated with adoption and surrogacy, we are assisting our people by offering the following:

Adoption assistance: Reimbursement of up to $25,000 for adoption-related expenses per child.

Surrogacy assistance: Reimbursement of up to $25,000, per child, for surrogacy (traditional and gestational) expenses.

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Coming back to work

Coming back to work after a long leave is likely to take more than a brief period of adjustment. That's why our new Parental Leave benefit allows new parents (both men and women) to transition back to a part-time schedule for the first few weeks, if they feel it will help them. We also provide our professionals with parenting and childcare programs designed to take the stress out of returning to work. They include:

Emergency backup childcare reimbursement program

The Just-In-CaseTM program helps our staff plan ahead and get reimbursement for the cost of emergency backup care for children, older relatives, and dependent adults. The program is designed to assist staff in managing backup care needs so they don't have to miss time from work. Staff receive reimbursement for up to $1000 of backup care costs per year when their typical child care or elder care falls through.

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Mentor Moms

Our Mentor Moms program is designed to connect new mothers or mothers-to-be with another PwC mom who has already experienced juggling motherhood and career at the Firm. The goal is to provide newer mothers with a connection to someone who can provide guidance, insights, or just a sounding board as they make important decisions about their career. Each new mom who participates is paired with a mentor, who then offers support and guidance over a period of 18 months.

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Mom's nursing program

This award-winning program provides support for new mothers who wish to continue to breastfeed after returning to work. It is available to all women as well as PwC spouses and domestic partners. The program provides discounted breastfeeding equipment and supplies and relevant prenatal information and counseling.

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Mothers' rooms

Most large offices have set aside rooms for nursing moms to pump to help facilitate their transition back to work.

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Full Circle program

This unpaid, voluntary arrangement is designed for high-performing PwC professionals who are separating from the Firm to devote themselves to full-time care giving. The program allows participants-for a period of up to five years-to stay connected with their PwC colleagues, by providing them with a "coach" while they are gone. It also allows them to take advantage of the numerous available Firm resources, such as certain training and events.

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Dependent care flexible spending account

A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account allows our staff to set aside pretax dollars to pay for dependent care for qualified family members. The account can be used for daycare, education or elder care.

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Backup childcare centers

PwC has contracted with Emergency Childcare Backup Centers at over 250 centers in the US where partners and staff can take their child if regular childcare service is not available that day.

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Family and individual sick days

Not only can our staff use sick days for their own illness, they can also use unlimited sick days to care for their sick child, parent our spouse/domestic partner.

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Disability Caregivers Network (DCN)

A network for all PwC professionals seeking to promote an inclusive work environment for caregivers of individuals with special needs or disabilities. We provide resources for caregivers as well as create a culture of awareness by informing our people about the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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Helping parents find the right nanny

Our Premium Nanny Service assists all staff through the entire process of finding and hiring an in-home caregiver—free of charge. Through a one-on-one customized process, the program helps staff understand their in-home options, conduct a self search or work with an agency, define family requirements and needs, attract candidates by writing and placing ads, and interview candidates, whether recruiting their own or working with an agency.

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Shannon Schuyler

Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC US

Marvin Mendoza

PwC Diversity and Inclusion Chief Operating Officer, PwC US

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