Accruing PTO
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Walgemp

Seattle, WA

#1 Mar 2, 2013
This is from the chart posted in the office at my store. Washington State began this year. We are the guinea pig. I have no idea how or if this will change when it rolls out chain wide next year. So without further ado, here is the accrual chart for anyone who hasn't yet seen it:

Years of Service -- Job Status and Hours Per Week*-- Accrual Rate per Hour Worked -- Maximum Annual Allotment -- Maximum Total PTO WA Accrual

6 Months to 1 Year**-- Hourly Less Than 30 Hours per Week -- 0.0340 -- 108 Hours (18 6-Hour Days)-- 108 Hours (18 6-Hour Days)

6 Months to 1 Year**-- Hourly 30 or More Hours Per Week -- 0.0385 -- 108 Hours (13.5 8-Hour Days)-- 108 Hours (13.5 8-Hour Days)

6 Months to 1 Year**-- Salaried Less Than 30 Hours per Week -- 0.0462 -- 108 Hours (18 6-Hour Days)-- 108 Hours (18 6-Hour Days)

6 Months to 1 Year**-- Salaried 30 or More Hours per Week -- 0.0577 -- 120 Hours (15 8-Hour Days)-- 180 Hours (22.5 8-Hour Days)

2 to 4 Years -- Less than 30 Hours per Week -- 0.462 -- 108 Hours (18 6-Hour Days)-- 108 Hours (16 8-Hour Days)

2 to 4 Years -- 30 or More Hours per Week -- 0.0577 -- 120 Hours (15 8-Hour Days)-- 180 Hours (22.5 8-Hour Days)

5 to 14 Years -- Less than 30 Hours per Week -- 0.0693 -- 108 Hours (18 6-Hour Days)-- 162 Hours (27 6-Hour Days)

5 to 14 Years -- 30 or More Hours per Week -- 0.0770 -- 160 Hours (20 8-Hour Days)-- 240 Hours (30 8-Hour Days)

15 to 24 Years -- Less than 30 Hours per Week -- 0.0847 -- 132 Hours (22 6-Hour Days)-- 198 Hours (33 6-Hour Days)

15 to 24 Years -- 30 or More Hours per Week -- 0.0962 -- 200 Hours (25 8-Hour Days)-- 300 Hours (37.5 8-Hour Days)

25 or More Years -- Less than 30 Hours per Week -- 0.1039 -- 162 Hours (27 6-Hour Days)-- 243 Hours (40.5 6-Hour Days)

25 or More Years -- 30 or More Hours per Week -- 0.1154 -- 240 Hours (30 8-Hour Days)-- 360 Hours (45 8-Hour Days)

* Calculations on this table are based on 2,080 annual hours for full-time and 1,560 annual hours for part-time (less than 30 hours weekly average). However, PTO WA accrual is based on actual hours paid and may vary from these maximums.

** PTO WA time in not accrued during the first 6 months of employment. However, as a benefit, new team members will be authorized PTO WA after 6 months of service based on average hours worked during their first 6 months of service.
Probably screwed

United States

#2 Mar 3, 2013
Thanks for the info. Do you know if this applies to overnight pharmacists?
Identity

Owings Mills, MD

#3 Mar 3, 2013
From a simplistic point of view, an employee out sick or on disability will not earn any PTO or possibly have no PTO on they return?
Would that be right?
walgemp

United States

#4 Mar 3, 2013
All I know is the information provided above.
Anonymous

Eugene, OR

#5 Mar 3, 2013
If correct, this will mean an extra 3 vacation days for me...NICE!
walgemp

United States

#6 Mar 3, 2013
Rut_Roh wrote:
If correct, this will mean an extra 3 vacation days for me...NICE!
Remember this is ALL of your time off. Vacation, personal days, and sick days. So as long as you don't take many sick days like me you're good. Some people who like to burn through sick days and still want vaca are screwed. Which is awesome because I work with people who always abuse sick days.
Identity

Owings Mills, MD

#7 Mar 3, 2013
Well in that case seems we got cheated out of our sick time fir those of us who have significant time.
There's no rationale for it being kept in a special bank.
At the very least we are entitled to keep it. It an earned benefit.
Anonymous

Eugene, OR

#8 Mar 3, 2013
walgemp wrote:
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Remember this is ALL of your time off. Vacation, personal days, and sick days. So as long as you don't take many sick days like me you're good. Some people who like to burn through sick days and still want vaca are screwed. Which is awesome because I work with people who always abuse sick days.
6 years since my last sick day.

Since: Feb 13

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#9 Mar 3, 2013
Rut_Roh wrote:
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6 years since my last sick day.
Congrats! Now with the new PTO policy you get to keep 240 hours of your sick days in the "Sick Bank" and will only be able to touch them for the 5 days waiting on disability or if you are on half disability. Walgreens thanks you for being a wonderful employee and rewards your service.
Anonymous

Eugene, OR

#10 Mar 3, 2013
spooky78 wrote:
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Congrats! Now with the new PTO policy you get to keep 240 hours of your sick days in the "Sick Bank" and will only be able to touch them for the 5 days waiting on disability or if you are on half disability. Walgreens thanks you for being a wonderful employee and rewards your service.
With 6+ years of not being sick, who cares what happens to that time? I just earned 3 more vacation days a year.
walgemp

United States

#11 Mar 27, 2013
Bump for those who haven't seen it yet.
txpharmguy

Austin, TX

#12 Mar 29, 2013
Officially released in COMPASS today. You CAN use banked sick days for sickness, waiting period leading up to disability, and for to supplement disability half pay benefits. The only catch is that you can only use them if you have no PTO accrued. Those who already used their sick days this year will have to earn time off in 2014 for illness (assuming no banked sick days). That seems fair to me. The above rates are pretty accurate for full time, long term employees (> 5 years). Ask your store manager for specifics.
joy

Conyers, GA

#15 Aug 24, 2013
Probably screwed wrote:
Thanks for the info. Do you know if this applies to overnight pharmacists?
Yes, it applies to overnight pharmacists. I feel as if the rates should have been different for overnight pharmacists since our one vacation day for us equates to ten hours, not eight. Although the company is allowing pharmacists to borrow 40 hours for vacation for periods January through March, it is not going to be the same for daytime pharmacists versus the overnight pharmacists; the daytime pharmacists can take a week of vacation with 40 hours whereas the overnight pharmacist will only be able to take four days of vacation.

Since: Apr 13

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#16 Aug 24, 2013
joy wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, it applies to overnight pharmacists. I feel as if the rates should have been different for overnight pharmacists since our one vacation day for us equates to ten hours, not eight. Although the company is allowing pharmacists to borrow 40 hours for vacation for periods January through March, it is not going to be the same for daytime pharmacists versus the overnight pharmacists; the daytime pharmacists can take a week of vacation with 40 hourswhereas the overnight pharmacist will only be able to take four days of vacation.
They will never change this. Just like we only get 7hrs 12min for a holiday. I keep hearing they are moving towards closing 24hr stores and closing at midnight and opening at 6am in some locations. Heard this from someone at the help center recently on a call about a fix it ticket

Since: Jun 13

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#17 Aug 24, 2013
If this is the case, then I really don't like the new PTO. Right now I get 40 hours vacation+ 24 hours personal and I just passed my first year. With this new system I'm going to get just 14 more hours with sick hours? I guess at least now I won't have to cover as much for the people who do call in.
will u earn the max?

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Aug 24, 2013
Do we accrue while we are on vacation? These are based on 2080 hrs - 40 hrs. 52 wks/ yr. Who works that many hours in a year? Especially now that many of us are paid down to the minute.
ASM

Houston, TX

#19 Sep 6, 2013
So how many days do you earn per paycheck? I have been with the company more than 5 years and I'm on salary. I want to go on a cruise the second week on march next year and I'm trying to figure out if I need to save some of my days so I have enough to take 5 vacation days.
Douchebag

Ardsley, NY

#20 Sep 7, 2013
ASM wrote:
So how many days do you earn per paycheck? I have been with the company more than 5 years and I'm on salary. I want to go on a cruise the second week on march next year and I'm trying to figure out if I need to save some of my days so I have enough to take 5 vacation days.
Full time Average two day Per month But remember those days are your personal, vacation and sick days For what I was told
comment

United States

#21 Sep 7, 2013
ASM wrote:
So how many days do you earn per paycheck? I have been with the company more than 5 years and I'm on salary. I want to go on a cruise the second week on march next year and I'm trying to figure out if I need to save some of my days so I have enough to take 5 vacation days.
Basically you will have four weeks by the end of year if you were to not use any pto. So every three months you will have a week. This is only for those who have been with Walgreens for more than five years.

For every tier they gave you the same amount of vacation days. Pulled your special holiday and sick days together into an extra week. If you had one week before now you have two weeks. If you had three now you have four and if your had five you now have six.
ASM

Houston, TX

#22 Sep 8, 2013
I don't see how they can count November and December because we can't take vacation after Halloween

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