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File #: HCC-170-FY22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/6/2021 Final action: 12/6/2021
Title: Vaccine Incentive Program for City Employees
Sponsors: City Administrator
Indexes: Personnel, Policy
Attachments: 1. Vaccine Incentive Program Memo to Council

Submitted by: Tracey Douglas, City Administrator

Submitting Department: Administration

Agenda Section: Action


Item Title:


Vaccine Incentive Program for City Employees



Suggested Action:


I move that the Mayor and Council adopt a Vaccine Incentive Program for City Employees to incentivize employees to become inoculated from COVID-19, costs not to exceed $75,000 and paid for using American Rescue Plan funds.



Summary Background:

The spread of COVID-19 continues to be a major threat to City operations and a barrier to safely returning staff to in-person work. While many City staff members have received a COVID-19 vaccine, there remain approximately 10% of our workforce who are unvaccinated. A vaccine incentive program has the dual impact of providing a financial incentive for unvaccinated employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and to reward employees who proactively sought the vaccine already.


The staff recommendation is for Council to establish a Vaccine Incentive Program for City Employees, which would offer a one-time $500 vaccine incentive payment to each employee who is fully vaccinated under one of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccines produced by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Upon submission of documentation proving the employee is fully vaccinated, the City will provide a one-time $500 payment.


Next Steps:

Policy rollout and implementation to City Employees.


Fiscal Impact:



City Administrator Comments:

Recommend approval.


Community Engagement:

Internal to City Staff only.


Strategic Goals:

Goal 3 - Promote a Safe and Vibrant Community


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