Horizon Credit Union offers paid child leave to employees
WILLIAMSPORT, PA (December 31, 2019) — Horizon Federal Credit Union is joining the growing list of companies offering paid maternity and paternity leave to their employees. Effective January 1st, all employees with a minimum of six months’ tenure will be eligible for the organization’s New Child Leave. Paid leave includes one week for adoptive and foster parents, one-week paternity, and six weeks maternity. Employees are free to utilize their accumulated paid time off to take additional time at home.
New Child Leave is one of three new benefits offered to Horizon employees this year. The credit union also instituted a Tuition Reimbursement Program, and converted their vacation and sick days into combined Paid Time Off (PTO). The latter offers employees more flexibility to utilize their personal time away from the office.
“We feel this is an important benefit in order to attract and retain the best professionals in the area” said Horizon Chief Branding Officer Michael Patterson. “We believe people come first; provide a great experience for your employees, and they will provide a great experience for our members.”
Horizon had previously instituted a $15 minimum hourly salary for all employees in spring 2019. Other employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision for full-time employees, and 401(k) match for all.
About Horizon Federal Credit Union
Horizon Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution located in north central Pennsylvania, with branches in Williamsport and Lock Haven. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan and Union counties is welcome to bank at Horizon. Horizon is a people-focused credit union passionate about assisting their members to achieve financial security through innovative products, exceptional service, fewer fees and expert guidance. Horizon is federally insured by NCUA and is an equal housing lender.