Skip to main content

Time Off

The Children's Mercy time off plans include:

Paid Time Off (PTO)

 

  • Full and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per pay period, accumulate PTO.

  • PTO accrues based on hours paid (excluding overtime).

  • The PTO accrual rate for newly-hired employees is .08850 times the number of hours paid (excluding overtime). This amount is equal to 23 eight-hour shifts annually for an employee paid 80 hours biweekly for 26 pay periods during a 12-month period.

  • The PTO accrual rate increases at designated length of service milestones.

    PTO may be used as it accrues for recognized holidays and scheduled or unscheduled absences, such as vacations, short-term illnesses, etc.

    Up to 320 hours of PTO can be carried over to the next calendar year.

  • The PTO Buyback Program allows eligible employees to sell up to 80 hours of their PTO.

Extended Illness Time (EIT)

 

  • Full and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per pay period, accumulate EIT.

  • The EIT accrual rate is 0.027 times the number of hours paid (excluding overtime), up to a maximum accrual of 1,000 hours.

  • EIT may be used after a designated number of hours of PTO are used due to your own medical condition.

Family Illness Pay (FIP)

 

  • Full- and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per pay period, are eligible for up to two weeks of FIP in any 12-month period.

  • FIP may be used after a designated number of hours of PTO are used to care for an ill parent, spouse or child.

Bereavement pay

 

  • Full- and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per pay period, are eligible for Bereavement Pay effective the date of hire.

  • Employees receive pay for up to one scheduled work week upon the death of a parent, spouse/domestic partner or child.

  • Employees receive pay for up to 24 scheduled work hours upon the death of a sibling, grandparent/grandparent-in-law, mother or father-in-law, brother or sister-in-law, or a person living in the employee's household at the time of death.

Leave of Absence (LOA)

 

  • Full- and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per pay period, are eligible for a Leave of Absence after 90 calendar days of employment.

  • This leave provides a designated number of days off due to pregnancy, medical, personal, military and educational reasons.

  • After one year of service, eligible employees may qualify for the benefits of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave.

Jury duty

 

  • Full- and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per pay period, are eligible effective the date of hire.

  • Employees receive regular pay less jury service payment.