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File #: 21-1326    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Recommendation for authorization Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/25/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Recommendation by Budget Management to provide up to eight hours of paid time off for regular employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination and to recover from any side effects caused by the vaccine effective with the current pay period.
Attachments: 1. 21-1326-Vaccine Paid Leave Order
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: Shain Carrizal, Senior Director of Human Resources & Risk Management
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Prepared By: Shain Carrizal, Senior Director of Human Resources & Risk Management

Subject: Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccination
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Purpose and Request:
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Recommendation by Budget Management to provide up to eight hours of paid time off for regular employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination and to recover from any side effects caused by the vaccine effective with the current pay period.
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Background and Discussion:
The Texas Department of State Health Services has announced that all adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning March 29th. Since the vaccine has become more readily available, the recommendation of eight hours of paid time off (separate from personal sick leave) is to incentivize regular Harris County employees to voluntarily get vaccinated.

In addition, Human Resources & Risk Management will include the COVID-19 vaccination as one of the actions that counts towards eligibility for the Healthy Actions Medical Plans. The points earned for the vaccination will be significant in the first year to encourage County employees to get vaccinated.

Fiscal Impact:
The cost of an additional eight hours of paid time off is uncertain given that many County employees have already received the vaccine. Also, many employees would have used their personal sick time to get the vaccine and to recuperate from any side effects.

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