New McPherson City employee wellness program established, includes additional wellness leave for those who qualify

By Nick Gosnell
January 26, 2015

The City of McPherson officially established a wellness program for City employees at Monday's Commission meeting.

Richard Miller, Finance Assistant for the City, said, "It has been our goal to improve the overall general health of our greatest asset, which is our employees and their families. This will be accomplished by equipping and supporting our employees through knowledge, programs and policy. so that they may obtain personal growth and contentment."

As a component of the new wellness program, employees have the opportunity to earn Wellness leave.

City employees who meet annual requirements and milestones set out in the voluntary program can earn up to two extra days of vacation. Requests for use of the wellness leave will be handled in the same manner as other vacation in accordance with department policy.