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Electric City to review employee benefits


Electric City council plans to review, again, benefits for its employees at its June 13 meeting.

The council is looking at providing 11 paid holidays and several other benefits when they pass the final employee package at the next council meeting.

The 11 holidays are: New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King’s birthday (third Monday of January); Presidents’ Day, (third Monday of February); Memorial Day (last Monday of May); Independence Day (fourth day of July); Labor Day (first Monday of September); Veterans Day (11th of November); Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November); day after Thanksgiving; Christmas Day (25th of December); and a floating holiday (day of choice).

The council also included that employees could take two days off per year without pay for “reasons of faith or conscience.”

Employees’ benefit package also allows for vacation pay under the following schedule: One year employment, 3.34 hours per month; 2-4 years, 6.67 hours per month; and after five years, 13.34 hours a month.

The package also allows employees to accrue eight hours of sick leave per month, up to 480 hours. Anything over that will be forfeited.

The city has also addressed the need to provide time off for volunteer emergency services with pay unless pay is provided by the governing service.

Bereavement leave is for a total of three days with pay for the death of a member of one’s immediate family.

Maternity leave will be granted by the city for the actual necessary time away from the job, requiring a doctor’s letter explaining the need.

The council marked the benefit package items for approval in June.

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