Employees that worked during the pandemic will see stimulus checks worth up to $1,000 from the city of Augusta, Georgia.
The city is choosing to use around $163,000 of the $1 million it has from the American Rescue Act to pay employees.
This move is a thank you to workers during the pandemic, as well as a way to spend the American Rescue Act funding.
Augusta, Georgia employee stimulus payments
Permanent, full time city employees will see a stimulus payment of $500.
Permanent, part time workers are eligible for stimulus payments of $250.
More money is available to workers depending on their industry.
Those with non-clerical jobs in public safety, dispatch, custodial, or garbage collection could see another $500 if they’re full time. They could see another $250 if they’re part time.
This means that the most a worker will see for a stimulus payment is $1,000.
City Manager Susan Robertson explained that these workers were exposed to the virus from the start and on a long term basis.
These stimulus payments are bonuses, or a reward for the worker’s dedication during a pandemic.