Paid Time Off (PTO)

At HSHS colleagues are encouraged to take time away from work in an effort to have a healthy work life balance.

To support that expectation, all regular status colleagues budgeted to work at least 32 hours per pay period are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits. Paid Time Off combines vacation, individual sick days, holidays, and personal days into one account. The purpose of PTO is to give you maximum flexibility in scheduling time away from work.

Management and non-management colleagues who are benefit eligible are able to elect to Cash-In up to 40 hours of PTO during annual enrollment. Click here for more information.

Accrual of PTO is based upon length of continuous service and actual hours paid, up to 2080 hours per payroll calendar year. Part-time colleagues accrue PTO on a pro-rated basis, based on hours paid per year. PTO is accrued on: straight time, overtime, premium pay, on call time worked, bereavement, PTO, OWB, and Jury Duty. Upon reaching a PTO balance of two times the annual accrual rate, the colleague stops accumulating PTO hours until some PTO is used. To review PTO accrual rates, please click here or select PTO Accrual on the left-hand navigation

Salaried colleagues have the option of taking PTO in 1/2 day increments based on your regularly scheduled day (4, 4 1/2, 5 hours) and hourly colleagues may take PTO in increments of a quarter of an hour.