Many of my friends will pick up a short-term disability policy if they are planning a pregnancy.
However, it takes two weeks for that short-term disability policy to go into effect.
I believe that our city should take a strong look at partially paid maternity leave for city employees. We don’t need the state or federal government’s permission to move in the right direction, just proactive leadership.
I propose a wage that is equal to 50% of pay for two weeks in order to bridge the gap until short term disability becomes active.