What you need to know
Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Your PTO accrual is based on your length of service. Eligible part-time employees earn prorated PTO based on scheduled work hours. For details about your PTO, please visit the Time Away from Work page on the BAE Systems Resource Center portal. You must be on the BAE Systems network to access the Resource Center portal.
New hires and rehires
Most new hires and rehires are granted a lump sum of hours equal to 26 weeks of PTO based on their business’s accrual schedule at the time of hire or rehire. Rehires receive credit for prior BAE Systems service when calculating their accrual tier. After completing 26 weeks of service, you will begin accruing PTO on a weekly basis.
Other time off
Your business may provide additional time-off benefits, which could cover things such as bereavement and jury duty, etc.
PTO Buy Program
Eligible employees can purchase up to 40 additional hours of PTO either as a new hire (if you become benefits-eligible prior to October 1) or during a separate enrollment period in December of each year to be used the following year.
How it works
- IRS rules regarding these types of programs require that you first use all accrued PTO hours before using any purchased hours. Payroll will refund the value of any purchased hours remaining in your account as of mid-January of the following year. These are important points to consider, since employees with low PTO balances may end up with zero hours in their PTO accounts following the required payout and before any newly purchased hours would become available in early March. In certain circumstances, this could cause an interruption in your access to PTO hours between mid-January and early March.
- The value of unused, purchased hours is determined in mid-January, and any remaining purchased hours will become unavailable. Depending on your payroll schedule, the hours are paid out by the end of February. If you purchase PTO hours, you’ll receive reminders during the year, so you can plan your time off.
- Generally, the program runs from March 1 until January 15 of the following year. However, the actual dates are determined by the annual payroll calendar for each payroll schedule.
You receive paid time off for a set number of holiday hours each year, which may include designated and personal holidays. Regular part-time employees receive holiday pay on a prorated basis. For details about holidays, please visit the Time Away from Work page on the BAE Systems Resource Center portal. You must be on the BAE Systems network to access the Resource Center portal.
Paid Parental Leave
The Company’s new Paid Parental Leave (PPL) benefit will be available to employees starting January 1, 2019, so that you can take time away from work to care for and bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. You may use your PPL any time within the first year following the date of your child’s birth or adoption.
How PPL works
For births and adoptions of non-related children up to age 18 occurring on or after January 1, 2019, BAE Systems will provide:
- 100% of your salary, up to a maximum of 80 hours if you’re a regular, full-time employee
- 100% of your salary, up to a maximum of 60 hours if you’re a regular, part-time employee scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week
You’ll be paid at your regular, straight-time pay on your normal payroll cycle. The PPL benefit is in addition to any other leave programs, such as PTO, mandated paid sick leave, state-paid family leave, etc., allowing you to extend the amount of paid time that you spend bonding with your new baby.
You must be a regular, full-time or part-time non-union employee scheduled to work a minimum of 20 hours each week and employed with BAE Systems for 12 consecutive months based upon your most recent hire date. Also, the birth or adoption of multiple children in a 12-month period will not increase the length of your paid leave.
If you don’t use all your PPL hours within the 12-month period following the birth or adoption of a child, the remaining PPL time will be forfeited. Unused hours are not paid out at termination.
Contact the Resource Center if you have additional questions about the administrative procedures related to PPL or any other general questions.
Learn more about this benefit so you can make the most of your time with your new child (network access required).
Refer to the FAQ posted on the Resource Center portal for more details. Network access is required to access the Resource Center portal.
Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty. See the Military Leave Instruction Guide and FAQ for more information, which can be found on the Time Away from Work page on the BAE Systems Resource Center portal. You must be on the BAE Systems network to access the Resource Center portal.