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Paid Time Off (PTO) & Holidays

Full and part-time employees (excluding directors, administrators and physicians) earn PTO hours that may be used for vacation, sickness, and personal time.

You accrue a certain number of hours every two weeks—the amount you accrue is based on your position, number of regularly scheduled hours, and number of years you have been employed by Unity Health System.

You are permitted to have up to 200 hours in your PTO bank at any given time, and may use hours as soon as you have accrued them—with your manager’s approval. In addition to PTO, Unity provides you with six paid holidays each year: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Holiday pay is prorated based on how many hours you are regularly scheduled to work.

PTO Sell

Each Open Enrollment, you may sell up to 120 hours of PTO, in eight-hour increments. You must leave at least 40 hours in your PTO Bank.

You’ll be paid for the hours you sell according to what your base rate was in October, prior to enrollment, without shift differential. Your payment will be distributed over your 26 paychecks in the following calendar year, and will be considered taxable income. On January 1, following Open Enrollment, the balance of hours in your PTO bank will be reduced by the number of hours sold.

Here are some other important things you should know about the PTO Sell Option:
  • You can only elect PTO Sell during Open Enrollment.
  • You must re-enroll each year. 
  • Upon separation of employment from Unity Health System, the balance of your PTO Sell election will be paid out to you in a lump sum.

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