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File #: 3209   
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/28/2021 In control: Human Resources
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 Administrative Leave Policy
Attachments: 1. BCC-XX COVID-19 Administrative Leave Policy.docx
COVID-19 Administrative Leave Policy
Fiscal Impact:
In some cases, there may not be a fiscal impact. In cases where there may be a fiscal impact, the County could use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Plan funding.
Human Resources
Requested Action:
It is requested that the Board of County Commissioners adopt a COVID-19 Administrative Leave Policy that provides an option to utilize administrative leave for employees that are fully vaccinated in lieu of using their accrued leave. The administrative leave would only be for the purpose of personal COVID-19 related absences.
Summary Explanation and Background:
In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Brevard County, the following BCC COVID-19 Administrative Leave Policy is proposed to provide an incentive for being vaccinated and additional level of relief to vaccinated employees who thereafter are personally affected by COVID-19 illnesses.

It is requested that employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, whose absence from work is in accordance with CDC guidance in effect at that time, and have voluntarily provided proof of vaccination, be eligible for up to eighty (80) hours of COVID-19 administrative leave (or the equivalent of a two-week work schedule for employees not on a forty (40) hour schedule). This administrative leave option will only be available through December 31, 2021.

In order to receive this voluntary benefit, employees must provide documentation of a positive COVID-19 test result and proof of vaccination to their department time keeper in order to make the appropriate entries into the employee timekeeping system. This transaction can be handled as a retroactive payroll adjustment in order to limit COVID exposures in the workplace.

Consistent with Merit System policies, employees who do not provide documentation of a positive COVID test and being fully vaccinated will be required to utilize their accrued leave for sick l...

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