After nearly 15 years as a human resources (HR) professional, Darcia Sanders had reached a plateau in her career. The opportunities for growth and development were unpromising. Her husband suggested they embrace the change of direction their life was taking, and explore opportunities in Charlotte. After some research, the “rich history, stability and endless possibilities” with the County made accepting an offer to work here an easy decision for her.
In just two short years, Darcia has gone from HR Specialist to Senior Quality and Training Specialist — due in part to her contribution to the County’s Paid Family Leave Policy. It’s one of her favorite projects to date!
“One of the things I value most about working for the County is that I can affect change in the organization. Every employee can.”
Darcia helped build the policy framework, educational resources and the process for using it. Those contributions and her dedication earned a new benefit for all County employees. They also earned her a promotion to her current role.
The Paid Family Leave Policy provides County employees with up to six weeks paid leave for the birth of a child, adoption, foster care, or guardianship. The policy also applies to leave to care for a child, spouse or parent due to a serious health condition. (That’s in addition to the short term and long term leave policies.)
“Very few public sector organizations have a benefit like this, so to be part of such an innovative effort that benefitted so many employees and their families was extremely rewarding.”Darcia Sanders
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