At least 244 full-time city workers are on unpaid leave as of Monday, December 20, according to data shared by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, following Los Angeles’ mandate that municipal workers be protected against COVID-19. Vaccinated against.
More than 80% of city employees complied with the vaccination order by the deadline, with another 1.33% saying they had been partially vaccinated. The number does not include employees of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Electricity.
While 244 full-time workers were placed on unpaid leave as of Friday, an additional 2,508 part-time workers were either placed on unpaid leave or not scheduled for work by submitting either vaccinations or medical dues for not complying with vaccination orders. Was. Religious waiver request.
A total of 2,789 exemption requests were filed as of Friday, but that figure includes multiple duplicates submitted by similar people and is not representative of the number of people who filed for exemptions.
The discount will be reviewed in the coming months.
According to the mandate, if the waiver request is denied, the employee will have five business days to file an appeal. If they do not appeal against the decision, they will be issued a notice asking them to present proof of vaccination. Failure to do so will result in “corrective action”.
According to data shared Monday by the mayor’s office, the city’s three departments have a vaccination rate of 100%: Civil + Human Rights and the Department of Equity; Los Angeles City Department of Tourism; and the Department of Public Accountability.
The lowest vaccination rates among departments include the Employee Relations Board, which statistics show the vaccination rate is only 37.5%, and the Department of Recreation and Parks, with a 63.39% vaccination rate.