The purpose of PTO is to provide team members with flexible paid time off from work that can be used for needs such as vacations, personal or family illness, holidays, doctor appointments, school, volunteerism and other activities of the team member's choice.
New hires will be provided a lump sum of PTO equal to your weekly scheduled hours. For example, if you are part-time scheduled to work 24 hours per week, you will be provided with 24 hours of PTO. If you are full-time scheduled to work 40 hours per week, you will be provided with 40 hours of PTO. In addition to the lump sum PTO you will receive, beginning the first day of the month following your date of hire, you will accrue PTO each pay period according to the schedule below.
| Accrual Based on 40‐Hour Work Week
| Months of Service
|| Bi‐Weekly Accrual
|| Hourly Accrual Rate
|| Annual Number of Days**
|| Will vary
| 12 ‐ 23
| 24 ‐ 59
| 60 ‐ 179
| 180 or more
*During months 0-11, new hires will accrue PTO at an hourly accrual rate of .080800 to adjust for the lump sum PTO bank they received at the time their benefits became effective.
**Annual number of days assumes 26 pay periods of PTO accrual. During months 0-11, the number of days a new hire will accrue is based on the number of pay periods they accrue PTO, subject to the new hire benefit waiting period rule.