Full-time employees accrue PTO days based on full-time years of service and position status. Part-time employees also accrue PTO days based on their budgeted hours. Accrued PTO may be carried over to the next year, and the maximum carry over limit is three times the annual rate of accrual.
The purpose of PTO time is to provide a period for rest and relaxation and the Hospital encourages all employees to utilize the paid time off benefits they accrue. However each year during the open enrollment process, employees may sell back up to 40 hours of PTO time (in 8 hour increments) for payment the following December.
Full-time employees receive six paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
St. Clair Hospital designates Personal Days as Select Days. All full-and part-time employees of the Hospital may purchase a maximum of five Select Days during the annual open enrollment period. The hourly rate of pay times the number of hours purchased, divided by 24 pay periods, determines the payroll deduction. Unused Select Days are paid to the employee in the last paycheck of the year. Select time is pro-rated upon reclassification to stand-by status or termination of employment.
Full time and part time employees also receive paid time off for jury duty and bereavement days subject to the administrative policies of the hospital.