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City of Atlanta to Offer Paid Family Leave for City Employees

Post Date:06/24/2015 6:45 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
Thế giới cá 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell
jgarland@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2015

Thế giới cáNews Release

City of Atlanta to Offer Paid Family Leave for City Employees
Atlanta becomes first municipal government in the metropolitan region to offer the benefit

ATLANTA Thế giới cá– Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the City of Atlanta will now offer paid family leave for both care giver and non-care giver city employees. The benefit was adopted 14-1 in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget by the Atlanta City Council.   

The adoption of paid family leave will allow a primary care giver to receive six weeks of paid time, and a non-care giver to receive two weeks of paid time, which will run concurrently with the city’s current Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy, and will ensure no income disruption due to the growth of their family. The paid leave will be made available for use in increments or as one continuous leave to provide flexibility based on the needs of the employee and their family. On average, city medical providers document 220 births or newborn dependents enrolled per calendar year.   

Thế giới cá“The adoption of paid family leave will provide much needed financial support to our employees and their families,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “My Administration is committed to ensuring that the City of Atlanta remains an Employer of Choice and provides employees with resources to strengthen their families.”

Thế giới cá“This is a historic day for our city employees,” said Human Resources Commissioner Yvonne Cowser-Yancy. “Today’s adoption of paid family leave is a continuation of the Reed Administration’s commitment to families.” 

Thế giới cáSince 2010, the Reed Administration has made unprecedented investments in employee benefits. The City of Atlanta has raised the minimum wage for city employees, received a perfect score on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index earning distinction as top employer for LGBTQ workers, and has been named one of “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for four consecutive years. Earlier this year, Mayor Reed signed into law legislation to ensure all women employees receive equal pay for equal work.

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