Paid Time Off (PTO)

HOW IT WORKS

Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual begins the pay period in which you were hired and may be used for time away from work for personal business, illness, injury, vacation, and holidays. You are eligible to use PTO hours when you have been employed for 90 days or more.

Employees of North Kansas City Hospital earn PTO for hours paid each pay period. The accrual rate is based on your Full or Part-Time status and completed years of service. If you are a Part-Time employees, your PTO is accrued on a pro-rated basis.

HOW TO SCHEDULE PTO

You must receive approval through department management PRIOR to taking time off. A staffing software program (API or the Time Call System, depending on the department) is used to report time off through the payroll system.

PTO MAXIMUM

You may carry a balance of PTO hours from year to year, so you do not have to use up hours before the end of the calendar year. However, there is a maximum balance of PTO hours you may accrue. You will be notified by Human Resources when you are nearing the PTO maximum.

PTO SELLBACK

Quarterly each calendar year, you have the opportunity to sell back accrued, unused PTO hours at the rate of three-fourths of an hour for every one hour of PTO sold. Contact Human Resources for details on this benefit.

PTO SHARE

PTO hours can be voluntarily and confidentially shared with another employee who has depleted their PTO and Medical Leave, or Short-Term Disability balance as related to an approved Leave of Absence. Contact Human Resources for details on this benefit.