Update on On-Call FTO Option & Unpaid Time
Before heading into the holiday weekend, we would like to provide you some updates. As you know, we recently implemented the On Call Pay program (for hourly/non-exempt employees) after analyzing on-call pay practices at other utilities. COVID-19 continues to affect how we operate, and we want to mitigate the impact on employees where we can. Therefore, based on your continued feedback, we are going to offer the option to select either two hours of pay or two hours of FTO for each day you are on call during weekends and holidays regardless of whether you are called out or not. This two hours of pay or FTO will be in addition to normal compensation for time worked when you are called out. More details on the process will be provided in the coming weeks, and the plan is to implement this in early August.
Additionally, we are going to continue the practice of allowing unpaid time without exhausting your FTO bank through the end of the year. Please remember that all time off, including unpaid time, must be approved in advance by your supervisor. For 2021, we are reviewing unpaid time options in conjunction with the annual benchmarking of our time off programs. 2021 changes for all our benefit programs, including time off, will be communicated during open enrollment this fall.
Thank you for all you continue to do to serve our customers. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Bo, Ryan and Tom