General Inquiries

Unlimited PTO

  • 1.  Unlimited PTO

    Posted 11-08-2018 11:40
    Does anyone have an unlimited PTO policy?  If so, how do you manage job schedules especially around holidays?

    Dana Canaday
    Accounting Manager
    Zernco, Inc.
    Wichita KS
    (316) 775-9991

  • 2.  RE: Unlimited PTO

    Posted 11-09-2018 10:42
    We implemented Unlimited PTO for our salaried people this Spring.  Just like with traditional PTO, people have to request their time off from their manager.  We track the Time Off taken, but we don't balance it against an accrual.  if too many people have already requested the time off, it is up to the manager to say No to some people.

    Laura Stebelton CPA
    CML Security
    Erie CO
    (720) 466-3650

  • 3.  RE: Unlimited PTO

    Posted 14 days ago
    We have started discussions at our office regarding changing up our PTO system. We have thought about what might happen if we allowed unlimited PTO for salaried employees, subject to their manager's approval.

    If you do not accrue PTO, where do you charge your salaried employees' time when they are off on PTO? Do you charge their time to jobs?

    Do you run into situations where an employee is assigned to a tough job where they might like to take time off but are unable? How do you compensate these folks? Do you ever have complaints that someone is taking too much time off and creating unrest among their teammates?

    Who is responsible for keeping track of employees' attendance? HR? PR? Individual departments? And HOW do they track this? Paper forms? Electronic calendar? Are these documents saved and if so, how and who maintains them?

    it seems like a few months have gone by since you posted this topic. How are things going?

    Thanks for time.

    Cynthia Lee
    Haydon Building Corp
    Phoenix AZ
    (602) 296-1496

  • 4.  RE: Unlimited PTO

    Posted 11-09-2018 12:40
    We set parameters around PTO.

    Executive must be in the office always.

    Each job must have a Superintendent or Foreman on the job.

    When you submit PTO, you list the jobs you are on and who you have asked to be your back up if necessary.

    This seems to work well, as the individual works it out with their own team.  They are working together which builds goodwill, rather than managers saying yes or no and causing ill will.

    Patricia Dunn CPA, CFE, CCIFP
    Grow Construction
    Sherwood OR
    (503) 502-1845

  • 5.  RE: Unlimited PTO

    Posted 11-10-2018 08:59
    Thank you all for your input.

    Sent from my iPhone