Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office Reaches 92% Vaccination Rate
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – Nancy C. Millan, Hillsborough County Tax Collector, announced today that her office has achieved an employee vaccination rate of 92%, with a forecast of 95% by the end of the year.
“What a testament to our entire team in this vaccination effort,” said Nancy Millan, Hillsborough County Tax Collector. “I am honored to work with such committed team members who have made the personal choice to be vaccinated because of their obligation to ensure the safety of our public and their colleagues,” she continued. .
The tax collector’s office offered its employees three options in their
COVID-19 prevention plan: Get vaccinated, or if not vaccinated, do a weekly test for COVID or a monthly test for antibodies. These options are online with other county agencies.
Additional incentives such as an incentive payment of $ 500 and paid time off, as well as the chance to win other prizes, were offered to all employees. They believe their approach of offering a number of incentives and options is directly responsible for their high immunization rate.
COVID-19 security measures adopted during the pandemic are still in use today, such as the facility cleaning protocol, non-contact doors and faucets, and plexiglass barriers in customer service areas.
“Employees also have the option of working from home by answering short-term calls if they contract COVID and have no symptoms and are well enough to work if they wish,” Millan said. “This option saves this employee from using their paid time off and supports our efforts to serve our customers. “
The Collector’s Office provides essential services to all of Hillsborough County, and even with limited capacity due to the pandemic, they have still been able to serve over 800,000 customers in their branches, which is why their security measures and prevention are needed.
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