We’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our benefits and have a robust set of medical plans that offer employees great coverage. We also have paid parental leave, which helps tremendously with the transition of bringing a child into the family.
I had both of my sons before coming to Gannett Fleming and had to supplement my short-term disability with my vacation and sick time to be fully paid during my eight weeks of leave. It was very stressful, and I wish I had been able to spend more time with my babies, but I couldn’t afford to without any sort of paid leave.
If I had been working for Gannett Fleming at that time, I could have received two additional weeks of pay, which would have meant more time with my newborns. This would have greatly helped my mental health and prepared me to be fully present upon returning to work.