Twitter Makes National Election Days Paid Holidays for Employees Worldwide

Teams responsible for functions such as security will be on-hand during votes

Twitter is making national election voting days paid days off for its workforce around the world.

Senior communications manager Nick Pacilio said teams responsible for functions related to elections, such as security, will be on hand during elections, adding that the previous policy was to give employees two hours off of paid time to go vote.

He added that the new policy applies to Twitter’s contract workforce, as well, and the company will advise third-party partners about the closures so they can plan similar initiatives for their teams or find them other work.

Pacilio shared Twitter’s internal email: ““Given the importance of voting, going forward, all national election voting days that take place on a weekday will be a paid day off.



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