Bill that would extend vacations for gov’t workers is headed to governor’s desk
By The Star Staff
A measure that would increase vacation time for government workers is on its way to the governor’s desk.
House Labor Affairs Committee Chairman Domingo Torres García announced Thursday the passage of a bill that would hike vacation from 15 days to 24 days for public sector workers. He urged Gov.Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia to sign it into law. Workers saw their vacation days reduced from 30 days per year to 15 days per year following the passage of Law 26-2017, known as the Fiscal Plan Compliance Law.
“We managed to strike a balance between the original law and the one currently implemented,” Torres García said.
“After long legislative procedures, House Bill 1182 was approved by the House and Senate. We hope that it will become law when it reaches Governor Pierluisi’s desk,” the District 25 lawmaker added. “This way, public servants would see an increase in their vacation days as a recognition of their work. Therefore, I urge the governor to sign the legislation with multi-party support in both bodies. It is time to show our support for public servants who, day by day, give their best to serve our country.”