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New Employee Vacation Time

  • 1.  New Employee Vacation Time

    Posted Feb 27, 2020 08:36 AM
    ​Hello Everyone,

    Just wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing how much vacation time you give new employees after their probation period.
    We give 1 week (5 days) after 6 months then after their first anniversary date they get another week.  Then we give two weeks after their anniversary date for the first 5 years of employment.  This poses problems when their anniversary date is in the middle of the year and I need to track this every 12 months which can overflow into the following year.  It is just a pain.  I am looking to simplify this.  I would appreciate any suggestion how other CU's handle this.  I do not have an HR person also, so it is up to me to handle.


    Lynne Boucher
    Community Focus FCU
    Brownstown MI

  • 2.  RE: New Employee Vacation Time

    Posted Feb 28, 2020 08:33 AM

    I have never been a fan of holding off on giving PTO to new hires.  People have lives and need time so we moved to a new system.  We have moved from vacation/sick/etc... to just PTO.  All new hires start accruing time immediately and in the first year accrue somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 weeks, which equates to something like 7 hours per paycheck.  That means after the first two weeks they could nearly take a day off.  This process eliminated having to pay attention to anniversary dates and gives employees ongoing credit so they don't have to wait for a specific date for a significant amount of vacation hours to hit their account.  We rolled this out 5 years ago and the staff loved it. 




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