Paid Time Off

TEAM’s paid time off benefits include:

  • Vacation
  • Sick time
  • Holidays

Vacation

Vacation begins accruing the first pay period after your initial hire date or when you transfer to a benefit-eligible position.

You earn vacation up to the maximum annual accrual listed below. Once you reach the maximum, you won’t earn any additional vacation days until your annual accrual is below the limit.

You won’t earn vacation if you’re on an unpaid leave of absence, FMLA/STD/LTD leave, extended military leave, extended absence on Workers’ Compensation, or any other applicable state- or local- approved leave.

The chart below shows how you accrue vacation, based on your years on service.

Accrual Rate per Pay-Period (Bi-weekly) Maximum Annual Accrual in Hours/Days
0 through 4 years 3.08 Hours 80 hours/10 Days
Beginning Year 5 through Year 9 4.62 Hours 120 Hours/15 Days
Beginning Year 10 and Beyond 6.15 Hours 160 Hours/20 Days

Sick Time

You are eligible for sick time if you’re a full-time employee. For new employees, you must complete 90 days of service before you can use sick time.

Sick time is a grant program. This means it’s given to you, not earned. It does not carry over from year to year.

The chart below shows how much sick time you receive, based on your date of hire.

Hired Number of Days for Current Year
January 1 to February 28–29 5
March 1 to April 30 4
May 1 to June 30 3
July 1 to August 31 2
September 1 to October 31 1
November 1 to December 31 0

Holidays

TEAM recognizes the importance of leisure time and will observe holidays as designated by management. You are eligible for holidays if you’re a full-time or part-time employee who regularly works at least 20 hours per week.

Currently, the company observes the following nine U.S. holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Leaves of Absence (LOA)

In partnership with our paid time off benefits, full-time employees can also take a leave of absence for non-work-related illness, injuries, and/or certain FMLA-protected situations. These leaves include:

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Military Leave
  • Short-Term Disability (STD)
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Eligible employees may be able to take an unpaid Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) of up to 12 weeks, in any 12 months for certain situations, such as the birth of a child or if you have a serious medical condition.

If a family member suffers a serious injury or illness while serving on active duty, you may take up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave.

Military Leave

The company recognizes that employees may need to be absent from work to serve in the U.S. military. You can take a military service leave of absence if you are a regular full-time or part-time employee and have completed 90 days of service in compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and applicable state laws.

If you need to take a military service leave, please provide advance notice to your Supervisor and the Corporate Human Resources Department.

Short-Term Disability (STD)

STD replaces a portion of your pay if a non-work-related illness (including pregnancy) or injury prevents you from working for a short period of time. The plan replaces a portion of your earnings until you are no longer disabled or until you reach the maximum benefit period.

TEAM provides Basic STD at no cost to you that provides you with 60% of your base pay. You can also purchase STD Buy-Up for additional protection that provides you with 75% of your base pay.

Long-Term Disability (LTD)

LTD replaces a portion of your pay if a non-work-related illness or injury prevents you from working for a long period of time. The plan replaces a portion of your earnings until you are no longer disabled or until you reach the maximum benefit period.

TEAM pays the full cost of LTD coverage for you. Generally, the LTD plan pays you 60% of your monthly base pay up to a maximum as defined by the plan.

  • If you’re a salaried employee, you’re eligible for LTD on the first of the month following your hire date.
  • If you’re an hourly employee, you’re eligible after 12 months of continuous employment.

Disability Benefits at a Glance

Disability benefits must be approved by TEAM’s leave administrator.

Basic STD STD Buy-Up LTD
Benefits begin… Illness: After 7 days (on 8th day of disability)
Accident: On your first day of disability
Illness: After 7 days (on 8th day of disability)
Accident: On your first day of disability
After 180 days of approved disability
Plan pays1 60% of base salary 75% of base salary Salaried: 60% of your base salary, up to $15,000 per month
Hourly: 60% of your base salary, up to $4,000 per month
Benefits continue… Up to 26 weeks Up to 26 weeks Generally, until you reach age 65 or are no longer disabled
Cost of coverage paid by… TEAM You TEAM
  1. Disability benefits may be offset by other disability income you receive, such as Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, state or federal disability benefits and/or loss of income payments under mandatory no-fault insurance plans.

Paycheck Costs

TEAM pays the full cost of Basic STD and LTD. You pay the cost if you elect STD Buy-Up. The cost is $0.20 per $10 of base salary. You pay the difference in percentage of income between Basic STD and STD Buy-Up. You’ll see your cost for STD Buy-Up when you complete the online enrollment process.

Here’s an example of what you would pay for STD Buy-Up if your base salary is $40,000.

  • Basic STD Plan: Replaces 60% of $40,000 or $24,000
  • STD Buy-Up Plan: Replaces 75% of $40,000 or $30,000
  • $30,000 − $24,000 = $6,000
  • $6,000 ÷ $10 = $600
  • $600 x $0.20 = $120 (annual cost)
  • $120 ÷ 26 pay periods = $4.62 bi-weekly cost

How To Report a Claim

TEAM has partnered with Lincoln Financial to help manage the leave process for you. Here’s how the leave process works:

  1. As soon as you become aware that you need a leave, you should notify your manager― at least 30 days in advance, if possible.
  2. Contact Lincoln Financial at 800-210-0268 or mylibertyconnection.com (company code: TEAM).
  3. A Lincoln Financial claim professional will verify your eligibility and start the claim process. You will need to provide the following information to start a claim:
    • Your name, address and contact information
    • Start and end dates of your absence, if available
    • Doctor’s information, including a fax number

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TEAM pays 100% of the cost for Basic STD and LTD.