Over the past few months, we have been working diligently to support our employees as they navigate this difficult time. The safety of our employees and communities remains paramount. And while we continue to work on plans to reopen our offices safely, the timing of when we bring employees back will be unique to each office — and we will continue to make those decisions in a way that’s consistent with local government guidelines and the advice of our medical experts and local leadership team.
Based on this guidance — and to give employees the ability to plan ahead — we have decided to extend our work-from-home period, allowing all employees to continue working from home until at least July 31, 2021.
We understand that moving our offices to our homes is not always easy or comfortable — especially for those with families at home or for those who are feeling isolated — and we’re working hard to address the unique needs of our employees during this time. To ensure that our employees have what they need to continue working from home, we are offering $250 for office tools and equipment – in addition to the $250 provided earlier in the year.
To deepen our support for working parents — many of whom are experiencing a difficult start to the school year — we’ve expanded our family care leave, making parents eligible for six weeks of paid time off. In June, we increased our global back-up childcare offerings through the summer so employees can get reimbursed up to $100 per day for 5 days each month. And today, we’ve extended that through the end of January 2021.
In all situations where schools have been closed and students are learning remotely, parents and guardians will be allowed to work from home, even if that date extends beyond our offices re-opening.
At Salesforce, our people are our biggest asset. And we will continue to invest in benefits and programs to keep our employees and their families happy and healthy.