Scorecard

IPC Avista NV Energy Rocky Mountain NorthWestern Pacific Power
COMPENSATION
Lineman Hourly Wage $47.89 $48.63 $49.85 $46.92 $46.50 $50.15
Union Dues -Working Dues % Gross n/a 1.25% 2% 1.5% 1.5% 1.22%
Union Dues -Working Dues per hour n/a $0.61 $1.00 $0.70 $0.70 $0.61
Hourly Wage Less Union Dues $47.89 $48.02 $48.85 $46.22 $45.80 $49.54
Incentive Target 6% $667 2% N/A 2% N/A
Incentive Amount per hour (at Target) $2.87 $0.32 $1.00 $0.00 $0.93 $0.00
Total Cash Compensation $50.76 $48.34 $49.85 $46.22 $46.73 $49.54
Wage Increase 2020 2.75% 3.00% 2.50% 3.50% 2.70% 2.50%
Wage Increase 2019 3.00% 3.00% 3.00% 2.50% 2.50% 3.50%
Wage Increase 2018 3.00% 3.00% 3.00% 2.00% 2.25% 2.50%
Wage Increase 2017 2.75% 3.00% 3.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
Wage Increase 2016 3.00% 3.00% 2% + 2.5% Lump Sum 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%
RETIREMENT PROGRAMS
Pension 1.2 X FAP X YOS 1.2 X FAP X YOS N/A N/A N/A N/A
Grandfathered/Closed Pensions 1.5 X FAP X YOS
(hired before 1/1/11)
1.5 X FAP X YOS
(hired before 1/1/11)
DB ended in 2010
Cash Balance Ended 2017
DB ended in 1999
Cash balance ended 2013
DB ended in 1998
Cash Balance ended in 2009
DB ended in 2006
Annunity Plan ended in 2011
Pensionable Wages Base Salary + Incentive + OT + ROT Base Salary N/A N/A N/A N/A
Full Retirement Age/YOS Age 62 Age 62 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Early Retirement Reductions 4-5% reduction per year under 62 5% reduction per year under 62 N/A N/A N/A N/A
401k Eligible Earnings Base Salary + Incentive Base Salary + Incentive + OT All Cash Compensation Base Salary + OT Base Salary + OT Base Salary + OT + Premiums
401k Match Eligible Earnings Base Salary + Incentive Base Salary + Incentive + OT All Cash Compensation Base Salary Base Salary + OT Base Salary + OT + Premiums
401k Company Match Contribution 4% 6% 6% 3.4-5.1% based on YOS 3.6-6% based on YOS 5%
401k Additional Contribution N/A N/A 4% 4% 5-7% based on Age/YOS 4-6% based on Age/YOS
TIME OFF PROGRAMS
Paid Time Off -Days/Year (New Hire) 15 19 21 9 15 10
Paid Time Off -Days/Year (30 YOS) 32 38 41 30 32 30
Sick N/A N/A N/A 10 N/A 10
Paid Time Off Max Accrual 480 750 80 80 Vac / 200 Sick 480 320 Vac / No limit Sick
Hours Over Max Accrual Forfeited See below Foreited Hours over max roll into Supplemental STD/WC Bank Paid out at 75% Forfeited
Sell Paid Time Off N/A 120 hours at 100%, rest of annual accrual at 80% N/A N/A 75% of base rate N/A
Buy Paid Time Off N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Additional Time Off Programs Parental Leave – 2 weeks N/A Time-in-lieu for on-call: Use up to 200 hrs, Bank up to 200 hrs, Cash out 100% Supplemental STD/WC Bank, no limit, paid at 65% into HRA at retirement N/A N/A
Time off Payout Provision 100% 100% 100% Vac 100% / Sick 100% of 160 hours 100% Vac 100% / Sick-paid at 65% in HRA at retirement
Paid Holidays/Year 11 7 10 10 10 11
Bereavement Days 3 In Paid Time Off In Paid Time Off 3 In Paid Time Off Unknown
Military Duty Leave Supplement Pay Provided Unpaid Unpaid Unpaid Unpaid Unknown
BENEFIT PROGRAMS
Benefit Cost Sharing 80/20 90/10 82/18 75/25 75-100/25-0 based on YOS 78/22
Standard Medical Plan Premium –  EE/Month $33.15 $83.42 Unknown Unknown $148-$0 based on YOS Unknown
Standard Medical Plan Premium –  Family/Month $494.54 $211.00 Unknown Unknown $494-$0 based on YOS Unknown
Deductible/Year – EE $500 $300 $1,000 $300 $300 $300
Deductible/Year – Family $500 per person $900 $2,000 $900 $600 $900
Out of Pocket Max/Year – EE $3,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,000 $1,000 $2,000
Out of Pocket Max/Year – Family $6,000 $4,500 $5,000 $4,000 $2,000 $4,000
Medical Co-Insurance 80% 80% 90% Unknown 80% Unknown
Medical Co-Payment N/A $20.00 N/A Unknown N/A Unknown
HRA Contribution N/A $400 $500 EE / $1000 Family N/A N/A N/A
Short-Term Disability 75% 60-100% based on YOS 100% for 4 wks, then 80% 75% 60-100% based on YOS 75%
STD Waiting Period 40 Hours 40 Hours 40 Hours 40 Hours 24 Hours 40 Hours
Long-Term Disability 66.67% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
Workers Compensation 100% 80% 85% 75% 66.67-100% based on YOS 75%
CALLOUT PRACTICES* *Callout practices may vary at each location within a utility. Shift scheduling for Troubleworker/Serviceworker is a common practice that impacts how call works for other lines employees.
Overtime 1.5x 2x 1.5x 1.5x 2x 2x
Callout Pay Rate 2x 2x 2x 2x after 16 & on holiday 2x 2x + 25%-50% premium
On Call Requirement Call rotation required Encouraged, not required Voluntary Expected to respond to call. Rural area offices have required call rotation. Availability List Required Voluntary
Overtime Distribution N/A Equal distribution Equal distribution Equal distribution Equal distribution Equal distribution
Minimum Call Out 1 hr before 10pm, 2 hrs between 10pm and 6am 1.5 hrs, 2 hrs 10pm-6am 2 hrs, hours worked if shift starts in less than 2 hrs 2 hrs, hours worked if shift starts in less than 2 hrs 2 hrs, 1 hr if called less than 1 hr before start of shift 2 hrs, hours worked if shift starts in less than 2 hrs
Standby Time 2 hours straight pay per weekend day and on holiday N/A $5.76 per hour available for duty or Time in Lieu (8 hours for weekends on call and 8 hours for 5 weekdays) Only in rural areas: 1 hour straight pay per day and 2 hours straight pay on holiday N/A 1 hour of straight pay for 8 hours of standby, 2 hours for 8 on a holiday (limited number of employees)
First Responder Shift Scheduling N/A Serviceman – Monday-Saturday Service Employees – 5 days beginning any day of week, 6am-11pm Troubleshooters – Weekend Coverage Rotation, Afternoon shifts Serviceman – Non-rotating shifts 5 days per week, weekends and holidays District Serviceman – 8 hr shifts covering weekends, holidays, and nights
Shift Differential for First Responders 5% for all hours worked if 50% of shift is outside of 8am-5pm N/A $1.75/hr afternoon (12pm-8pm), $1.95/hr night (8pm-4am) 4% afternoon, 7% night, 2% weekend $.70/hr afternoon & night N/A
Safety Rest – Call out Callout 10pm-6am – hour for hour paid rest period. Paid for rest crossing over regular work period Paid for rest crossing over regular work period Paid for rest crossing over regular work period Night Call Out – Hour for Hour paid rest up to 4 hours Required to work regular shift unless fatigued
Safety Rest – Extended Emergency Response 16 hours work, 8 hours paid rest 24 hours work, 8 hours paid rest at straight time rate 16 hours work, 8 hours rest 24 hours work, 8 hours paid rest at straight time rate Unknown 24 hours work, 8 hours rest paid at double time
Overtime Meals Company will pay for missed meals due to restoration activities Missed meals paid for or provided by company, pay for  reasonable amount of time to eat Missed meals and meal periods (30 min) at OT paid for by company or Pay for time and meal ($32.03) Company will reimburse employees for missed meals: $10 for breakfast, $11 for lunch, $ 20 for dinner Hot meals will be provided at regular intervals until work stops Option to take meal break or be paid 1/2 hour at double time rate in lieu of meal
OTHER PRACTICES
Lead Lineman Pay n/a Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade
Troubleman Hourly Wage $47.89 $50.10 $50.60 $48.26 $47.09 $50.15 / $52.55
Line Crew Foreman Hourly Wage $53.55 $55.50 $54.84 $52.59 $51.14 $56.29
Travel Allowance for Traveling Positions 5% Travel Premium N/A $3.00/hr 7% Travel Premium N/A N/A
Housing Allowance (Resort Areas) Long Valley $182.50/month Wood River $358.50/month N/A N/A Park City, UT – 8.5% N/A N/A
Equipment Allowance Company Provided – Climbing Belts, Gaffs, Harness, battery powered hand tools, etc. Safety Straps provided on an exchange basis Required tools will be provided Proper tools and PPE will be supplied 50% of cost of required tools Proper tools and PPE will be supplied
Clothing Allowance $1,500 new hires, $1,000 annually with $500 carryover
(FR, boots, rain gear)
Unknown $1,750 new hires (no rain gear) FR Clothing is provided
$80/year for safety shoes
Required uniforms and rain gear will be provided 5-shirts & pants, 1-coat, 1-rain gear, 1-sweatshirt
$120/year safety shoes
Phone Allowance $55/month Unknown Phone provided to key personnel Company paid cell phone is provided Unknown Company paid cell phone is provided