(Bloomberg) -- Barclays said it’s letting staffin the U.S. take more time off after having a baby,following a trend on Wall Street to try and make it easier forbankers to “successfully integrate” their professional and personallives.

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Read: New York passes family leavemandate

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Non-primary caregivers can now take upto six weeks off with pay, as opposed to one, following a child’sbirth, adoption, or foster-care placement, according to a statementfrom the London-based lender.

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Primary caregivers will be allowed to split their 16 weeks’leave into two chunks instead of having to take it all at once.

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Barclays is the latest bank to adopt a friendlier approach in abid to retain employees as pay gets less generous and financialcompanies compete with other industries that offer many perks.

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse GroupAG have also made changes such as requiring analysts to take someweekends off and improving the treatment of interns and junioremployees.

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“We recognize the importance of our people in the continuedsuccess of Barclays, and these enhancements support our culture ofbuilding a flexible work environment,” Joe McGrath, chief executiveofficer of Barclays in the Americas, said in the statement. The newpolicies apply to both investment bankers and Barclaycardcredit-card unit employees in the region.

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Additionally, those called up for military service will beeligible for their full Barclays pay, minus any military offset,for five years under the new rules.

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Credit Suisse last year said it would extend paid leave forprimary caregivers in the U.S. to 20 weeks, up from 12 weeks. Itleft paid leave for non-primary caregivers at one week.Private-equity firm KKR & Co. extended parental leave and saidit would pay for a new child and nanny to travel on businesstrips.

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