Paid Time Off (PTO) incorporates all time away from work for which an employee is eligible for compensation. PTO is gained through an accrual for most employees in the Bronson Healthcare System, based upon qualified hours paid and is used in lieu of paid vacation time off, paid holiday time off, and paid time off for illness (supplementing other Bronson illness and accident benefits), or personal necessity.
PRN employees, Bronson Travel Staff, and other employees with approved hours of less than forty-eight (48) per pay period who are not otherwise eligible for PTO (Policy D-030) are eligible to accrue and use PTM under this policy D-031.
Non-Exempt and Exempt benefit-eligible employees may use accrued PTO upon hire. PTO, if available, is paid for all scheduled time not worked.PTO payment is made by recording PTO hour(s), using the time and attendance system when payment of available PTO is desired. PTO is computed on the basis of the employee's base hourly rate of pay (straight time only). Employees must have enough hours in their PTO bank to cover requested PTO at the time of usage/payment. Hours paid as PTO are not included in the hours’ calculation for determining overtime.
Non-exempt and Exempt benefit-eligible employees begin to accrue PTO from the first day worked. Accruals are based upon the individual's qualified hours, which include regular hours paid, plus PTO, funeral leave, jury duty paid, and low census hours, to a maximum of eighty (80) hours per pay period (overtime and standby hours are excluded). PTO accruals may be viewed with other paycheck information through Workday.
Accrual LimitEmployees may accumulate up to three hundred-sixty (360) hours of PTO. In the event the maximum amount of PTO is reached, the employee will have to either use or sell to get the amount below 360 and begin to accrue again.
Employees may accumulate up to three hundred-sixty (360) hours of PTO. In the event the maximum amount of PTO is reached, the employee will have to either use or sell to get the amount below 360 and begin to accrue again.
The following fixed holidays are included in the PTO accrual. PTO will be used to compensate employees for time away from work on a fixed holiday when the employee would normally be scheduled to work on the date the holiday occurs.
Employees who work on the above holidays are paid for hours worked and may elect to receive PTO up to the number of holiday hours worked or scheduled. An absence on a holiday scheduled to work will necessitate another holiday shift in the future to be worked, as required to meet the staffing needs of the department.
Employees may not sell PTM.
Employees are not eligible to sell PTM.
Any accrued and unused PTM at the time of termination will not be paid out.