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 cooperative providing financial services to approximately 14,400 members with offices in Lock Haven, Muncy, State College, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  Membership is open to those who l live, work, worship or attend school in the eleven Pennsylvania counties of Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, or Union. To find out more visit us at


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