Employee Resources

A Message from Mayor Gary W. Waters

As most of you know, I was once an employee for the city of Pelham, and I remember how difficult it was to be at the bottom and feel like I didn’t know what was going on at the top. In these challenging times, everyone needs to stay informed. In an effort to keep all city employees in-the-know, city leadership has created a communications team whose goal it is to let employees know how we are handling the current situation, and to provide the resources to make it easier for all of us to get through this. I call on all of you to make the effort to inform yourselves with these resources, and on the department heads and intermediate supervisors to stay in communication with your staff.

I would also like to add a little reassurance. Our job is to serve the residents and businesses of Pelham, and we can’t do that without our employees.

Stay well and stay safe,

Mayor Gary W. Waters 

Alabama is now paying the $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefit. If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19, be sure to look to see what benefits you may be able to receive. 

ADOL FPUC Stimulus Graphic


We all have lots of questions about our current situation, and searching for accurate information is a daunting task. Listed here are several resources to help address these concerns. Included are links to documents and sites from all levels of government, our city employee benefit partners, and human resources.

  1. Employee Benefit Partners
  2. Human Resources Info
  3. Your City
  4. Additional Resources


Employees with Prolonged Exposure

Any employee with close contact to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient is required to self-isolate for 14 days from the last day they were exposed.  There is no point in the employee  going to get tested in that 14 day period in an effort to return to work.  Because the virus has a 14 day incubation period, they could test negative on day 5 of their last exposure but then test positive on day 10, 11, or 12.  

Employees that Become Sick

At this time it is not required to get a test to return to work.  In order to return, the employee must be fever free for at least 72 hours without taking fever-reducing medications, have improvement in respiratory symptoms, and a minimum of 7 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared.  After returning to work, the employee is encouraged to wear a mask until all symptoms have completely resolved or until 14 days after illness onset, whichever is longer.