Employee Benefits Time Off
Employee Benefits 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.


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