Paid Time Off

The purpose of paid time off (PTO) is to provide you with flexible paid time off from work that you can use for needs like vacations, personal or family illness, holidays, doctor appointments, school, volunteerism and other activities of your choice.

PTO accrual

When you first start at Novant Health, you 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.
  • 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 following schedule.

Accrual based on 40-hour work week

"Annual number of days" assumes 26 pay periods of PTO accrual.

Months of service

Bi‐weekly accrual

Hourly accrual rate 

Annual number of days

 0-11  8.00  0.100000  Will vary
 12 ‐ 23  8.92  0.111538  29
 24 ‐ 59  9.54  0.119231  31
 60 ‐ 179  10.47  0.130875  34
 180 or more  12.00  0.150000  39

First 11 months of employment

During your first 11 months of employment:

  • You will accrue PTO at an hourly accrual rate of .080800 to adjust for the lump sum PTO bank you receive at the time your benefits become effective.
  • The number of days you will accrue is based on the number of pay periods you accrue PTO, subject to the new hire benefit waiting period rule.
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