Paid Time Off Accruals
PTO accruals are based on hours worked each pay period. If you work your full hours for the pay period, you receive a full accrual. If you work less, your accrual will be less. It’s important to know that not all hours worked count when calculating the PTO Accrual.
We’ve answers the top 3 most asked questions regarding PTO accrual and hours worked and also prepared an FAQ for many of the other questions asked as well.
PTO is based on hours worked each pay period. Not all hours count. Find out what does.
On your paycheck, there is a section called “Hours and Earnings”. To find out what hours count toward your PTO Accrual, compare the hours and earnings on your paycheck to this list. If you have hours and earnings in a pay period that are not on the list, those hours do not count toward your PTO accrual.
PTO and Overtime
Only certain hours worked count toward your PTO Accrual. There are two Hours and Earnings that employees often ask about – PTO and Overtime.
- PTO (Paid Time Off) is on the list. This means use of PTO does count for the purposes of accruing a full PTO accrual.
Example: Your regular hours are 80 a pay period. You take 40 hours of PTO. You will receive a full PTO Accrual for that pay period.
- Overtime is not on the list. This means overtime hours do not count for the purposes of accruing a full PTO accrual.
Example: Your regular hours are 80 a pay period. You work 50 the first week and 30 the next week. In the first week, you have 10 hours of overtime. These hours do not count toward your PTO Accrual leaving you with 70 hours for the pay period toward your PTO Accrual. You do not receive a full PTO accrual for this pay period.
Use of ABL (for department Time Keepers)
ABL is a code that can be used when you are sent home due to low census. This also means that you are not penalized for not working your full hours for the week. ABL is only to be used when you are sent home due to low census. Recording of ABL when you are short time due to reasons other than low census may be considered falsification of time.