SUFFOLK, Va. - During a meeting Wednesday, October 21, the Suffolk City Council approved one-time hazardous pay bonuses for city employees who worked during the pandemic.
The meeting's agenda lists discussion of "an ordinance authorizing the City Manager to provide the bonuses to City employees for work performed during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Suffolk now joins other Hampton Roads cities, including Virginia Beach, in providing hazard pay to employees.
The ordnance said bonuses are as follows:
- $2,000 for full-time employees that qualify as essential hazard duty employees
- $1,000 for part-time employees that qualify as essential hazard duty employees
- $500 for all other employees (full time)
- $250 for all other employees (part time)
Also on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting was an ordinance to accept and appropriate a Justice Assistance Grant from the U. S. Department of Justice in support of the Suffolk Police Department and Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.