Paid Time Off

To help you rest and recharge, Parkland provides eligible employees with paid time off (PTO). You can use PTO for vacations, illnesses (yours or a family member) and other personal business.

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How Paid Time Off Works

You start accruing PTO on your first day of employment.

You can begin taking accrued PTO beginning the first full pay period after you complete 90 days of continuous employment.

You earn PTO for every hour you work (up to a maximum of 80 hours per pay period).

PTO is calculated on an hourly accrual rate based on your years of seniority and employment status. See the chart below for more details.

You can earn up to 1½ times your annual maximum PTO accrual. Once you earn the maximum accrual, you will no longer earn PTO until you use some of your accrued time.

Accrued PTO is only paid out at termination or if you have a status change to a part-time position that does not include benefits.

You can donate PTO hours to a PTO donation bank for fellow Parkland employees or sell PTO only during Open Enrollment. See details below.

PTO at a Glance

Maximum PTO Hours Earned Each Biweekly Pay Period

Less Than 2 Years2-4 Years5-9 Years10-14 Years15-19 Years20 or More Years
Full-time and part-time with benefits4.625.546.777.388.008.31
Weekend option2.713.143.884.184.494.74

Maximum PTO Hours Earned Each Year

The chart below shows the maximum hours you can earn each year based on your years of seniority.

If you are a full-time employee, your PTO hours and holiday hours are added together to equal your full-time maximum PTO and holiday hours (A + B = C).

Less Than 2 Years2-4 Years5-9 Years10-14 Years15-19 Years20 or More Years
(A) Full-time PTO hours1120144176192208216
(B) Full-time holiday hours1808080808080
(C) Full-time total maximum PTO & holiday hours200224256272288296
Weekend option PTO hours7082101109117123

1If you are a part-time-with-benefits employee, you can earn up to the same maximum PTO hours as full-time employees as shown in the chart above, along with up to 40 holiday hours.

Paid Time Off for Executives

Maximum PTO Hours Earned Each Biweekly Pay Period

Less Than 2 Years2-4 Years5-9 Years10-14 Years15-19 Years20 or More Years
Directors and Above6.157.088.318.929.549.85

Maximum PTO Hours Earned Each Year

The chart below shows the maximum hours directors and above can earn each year based on years of seniority.

PTO hours and holiday hours are added together to equal maximum PTO and holiday hours (A + B = C).

Less Than 2 Years2-4 Years5-9 Years10-14 Years15-19 Years20 or More Years
(A) PTO hours160184216232248256
(B) Holiday hours808080808080
(C) Total maximum PTO & holiday hours240264296312328336

Voluntary PTO Donation Program

Parkland allows you to donate eligible Paid Time Off (PTO) hours to a PTO donation bank for fellow Parkland employees who need additional PTO due to an extended absence related to a serious medical condition. The donation program is available if the employee or a family member is suffering from an extended and continuing illness and, as a result, misses work. Employees can avoid the hardship of lost income by using leave hours donated by others.

  • To donate time, go to PTO Donation in MyParkland on the PeopleSoft system under MyParkland > Benefits > Share PTO. You may donate time if you have at least 120 PTO hours remaining after your donation. Your donated time will be deposited into a central PTO bank.
  • To request to receive donated time, submit a Request for Donated PTO through the OTM Service Portal at parkland.service‑now.com/otm or 469-419-3000 (ext. 7-3000).

For more information, go to the Parkland intranet home page and click on Policy Manager (found in the bottom right corner of the page). Enter “PTO 4000 – 1400” to retrieve the PTO Policy.

Selling Your PTO During Open Enrollment

  • During Open Enrollment, you can sell up to 40 hours of PTO that you have already earned or will accrue in the future. You will sell PTO through MyParkland.
  • Parkland will pay 100% of your hourly base pay rate for each hour that you sell. You will receive payment for the PTO that you sell in one lump sum that will be included in your first check in April of each year.
  • Open Enrollment is your only opportunity to sell PTO. You can’t make any changes during the year.
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Parkland Holidays

Parkland observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Two floating holidays (one loads as of January 1 and one as of July 1. You must use floating holidays before the end of each year.)

Employees in areas that are open on holidays can use their holiday hours up to 365 days after the scheduled holiday. Employees in areas that are closed on holidays will use holiday hours on the designated holidays.