Mayor Todd Gloria Wednesday signed an growth of parental depart advantages for metropolis staff into regulation.
The resolutions, spearheaded by Metropolis Councilman Raul Campillo, updates town’s earlier bundle of 4 weeks of depart for folks.
“San Diegans deserve a high-quality workforce that will get issues carried out, and to verify we’re attracting and retaining the simplest staff, we should provide aggressive advantages,” Gloria stated. “That’s why I’m proud to signal into regulation a dramatic growth of paid parental depart for Metropolis staff. I applaud Council member Raul Campillo for bringing this wise proposal ahead and efficiently getting it by means of the legislative course of.”
The regulation doubles the quantity of parental depart supplied to staff from 160 hours to 320 hours — eight weeks. It additionally eliminates the 30-day ready interval for incapacity advantages for pregnant staff and staff disabled by being pregnant, childbirth, or a associated medical situation and adjustments the eligibility requirement to entry the advantages from a one-year minimal employment requirement to 30 days of employment.
“Our metropolis’s present advantages for anticipating mother and father have been woefully inadequate and complex to navigate,” Campillo stated. “My parental advantages bundle began a protracted overdue dialog, and I respect Mayor Gloria and my Council colleagues in becoming a member of me to take motion and handle a difficulty that punished our present workforce and dissuaded certified candidates from coming to work for town.
“By doubling our paid parental depart and by making it simpler to entry being pregnant incapacity advantages, mother and father who work for town can have way more time to lift their newborns with out the concern of being hurried again to work,” he stated.
–Metropolis Information Service