Bethlehem Parking Authority Passes Paid Paternity Leave Policy 

Bethlehem, PA — At their February Board Meeting, the Bethlehem Parking Authority passed a paid paternity leave benefit of 16 weeks for Bethlehem Parking Authority Team Members.

Steven Fernstrom, Executive Director of the Bethlehem Parking Authority, explained at the February BPA Board of Directors meeting, that the benefit will allow for Team Members to take up to sixteen weeks of paid paternity leave for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.

“This policy will provide our Team Members proper bonding time with their families while not having to worry about their paychecks, what we had in place was grossly inadequate”, Fernstrom added.

While the policy is only available at this time to non-union employees, Fernstrom said that the BPA is certainly up for negotiations with their valued union Team Members.

“We’re really trying to be more focused on the health and wellness of our Team Members and this is a great step towards achieving that” said Carol Wladika, Office Manager.