PA Gov Offers New Vax Incentive: Five Days Paid Leave

Penn Live reports:

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration put a new incentive on the table to encourage state employees to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Even those employees who already received their shots will benefit from it.

The 72,000 employees who work under the governor’s jurisdiction are now eligible for up to five days paid leave if they are or become fully vaccinated by Dec. 31. This leave time must be taken between Dec. 20 and March 31.

What’s more, any of these five paid days off that aren’t taken won’t be lost come April 1. Instead, employees will be paid a lump sum for the value of the unused days. Money to pay for this incentive program is coming out of agencies’ budget, according to the administration.

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