Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Enhances Employee Benefits with Paid Parental Leave Policy
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – January 25, 2024 – The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (CFTOD, the District), renowned for its commitment to excellence announces a vital update to its workplace benefits. On January 24, 2024, the Board of Supervisors approved the Parental Leave Policy.
The District Administration’s unwavering priority is to create a premier workplace that prioritizes the needs of its valued team members and their families. District Administration continues to enhance employee benefits and their workplace balance through the introduction of the new Paid Parental Leave Policy (PPL, Policy Number 2024-03).
Supporting Families and Enhancing Employee Benefits The core purpose of the new Paid Parental Leave Policy (PPL) is to provide supplemental wages to eligible employees, recognizing the significance of family and parental responsibilities. This policy operates in alignment with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other relevant non-FMLA leaves of absence offered by the District.
Eligibility Requirements To qualify for PPL benefits under Policy Number 2024-03, an employee must meet the following criteria:
(a) The employee must have at least one year of cumulative service with the District within the last seven years;
(b) The employee must have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours with the District in the 12-month period preceding the first date of leave.
Part-time employees who meet these qualifications are eligible for PPL. While temporary employees are not eligible for PPL, their time spent as temporary employees may count towards meeting the qualification requirements.
The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District offers two categories of paid parental leave benefits:
- Childbirth Recovery Leave: Leave granted for absences from the workplace for an employee’s recovery period immediately following childbirth. Such leave shall be granted for a period of up to six (6) consecutive calendar weeks to begin on the first full calendar day following a documented birth. Employees may not elect to use Childbirth Recovery Leave on an intermittent basis.
- Care and Bonding Leave: Leave granted for an absence from the workplace following a documented birth of the employee’s child or the documented placement of a child for adoption or foster care with the employee and to bond with the child. Such leave shall be granted for a period of up to six (6) weeks within one year following the birth or adoption and may be granted on an intermittent basis.
The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District is committed to creating a workplace that exemplifies its commitment to excellence while enhancing employees’ work-life balance and their ability to create meaningful memories as their families grow.
Resource Section: Policy Number 2024-03 can be found at this link.
About the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District:
The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, formerly Reedy Creek Improvement District, is a special-purpose taxing district that provides governmental services and oversight of approximately 25,000 acres in both Orange and Osceola counties. Led by District Administrator Glen Gilzean, Jr., the independent government promotes public transparency, efficiency, and cost-effective procurement focusing on regional job creation, innovation, and economic development. For more information on the District, visit www.oversightdistrict.org. Contact CFTOD Director of External Affairs, Matthew Oberly, at email@example.com or (407) 669-3860 for media requests, or further comment.