Paid Time Off (PTO)

Finding a balance between your professional and personal lives is important to your overall health, which is why The Christ Hospital offers programs and resources that emphasize satisfaction outside of work.

The amount of PTO you are eligible to earn varies with job classification, length of service and the number of hours you are paid each pay period.

The amount of PTO that is credited each pay period is the product of the PTO factor (see schedule below), times hours paid each pay period. For example, if an employee is paid 60 hours a pay period, she/he will be credited with 3.92 PTO hours that pay period (60 X .0654 = 3.92).

Maximum Annual CreditPTO Factor
176 Hours.0461
216 Hours.0654
256 Hours.0847

Additional PTO Credits Based on Length of Service

Depending upon job classification, you become eligible for additional PTO credits at the beginning of the fiscal year that your 5th, 10th or 15th service milestone will reached. PTO hours will be to be credited at a higher rate (using a higher PTO factor) starting on the first full payroll period of the fiscal year following the completion of 4, 9 or 14 years of service.

The following table outlines the maximum PTO credits allowed by years of service.

Years of Service1 year5 years10 years15 years
Senior Executive Officer, Vice President and Director Level256256256256
Manager, Supervisor and Exempt Employee Level216216256256
Non-exempt Level176216216256

PTO to Cover Illness

You must use credited PTO for the first five days (maximum of scheduled hours per week) of any personal illness.

If you are an employees who qualified for the prior “sick hours” benefit program, and still have “sick hours” available, you may elect to use your “sick hours” in lieu of PTO and in lieu of the short term disability program. Once these benefits are exhausted, you must use credited PTO to cover the remaining absence period.

Unpaid Time Off

You must use credited PTO for scheduled and unscheduled time off. Unpaid time off may be taken only if initiated or approved by management.

Scheduling PTO

Management determines who will be scheduled to work and when, and whether you will be paid or unpaid for an absence. You must request time off at least 72 hours in advance of the absence. Managers may require that employees give more notice consistent with special department needs, and your total scheduled PTO may not exceed four consecutive weeks. This applies to employees working 0.5 FTE or greater hours.
To the extent possible, based on company needs, managers will try to honor your personal preference, generally considering your total length of service in order to prioritize multiple requests for the same period of time off. If you do not have enough PTO credits by the starting date of the requested time off, the period of time not covered by PTO could be granted to another employee who requests the same time off.