Paid Time Off

Paid time off (PTO) - non-contract & management
Provides paid time off for vacation, holidays and short term illness to full-time and part-time non-contract and management employees. PTO does not apply to per diem employees. After 90 days of employment, employees are eligible to take accrued PTO as follows:

Non-Contract

Years of
Service

PTO Accrual Levels
Maximum Hours & Days
1-2 years
200 hours (25 workdays) per year
3-4 years
216 hours (27 working days) per year
5-6 years
240 hours (30 workdays) per year
7-8 years
256 hours (32 workdays) per year
9-10 years
280 hours (35 workdays) per year
11+ years
320 hours (40 workdays) per year

Managers/Directors

Years of
Service

PTO Accrual Levels
Maximum Hours & Days
1-4 years
240 hours (30 days) per year
5-9 years
280 hours (35 days) per year
10+ years 320 hours (40 days) per year

Administrators 

Years of
Service

PTO Accrual Levels
Maximum Hours & Days
1-4 years
280 hours (35 workdays) per year
5-9 years
320 hours (40 working days) per year
10+ years
360 hours (45 workdays) per year

Vacation accrual and leave - union contract employees
Vacation accrual provides paid vacation to full-time and part-time employees. Vacation accrual does not apply to per diem employees. After completion of 6 months of employment, employees shall be eligible to take accrued vacation leave according to the following schedule:

Years of
Service

Vacation Accrual (full-time rates)
1-2 years
80 hours per year
3-4 years
96 hours per year
5-6 years
120 hours per year
7-8 years
136 hours per year
9-10 years
160 hours per year
11+ years
200 hours per year

Holidays

Non-Contract

Kittitas Valley Healthcare recognizes six set holidays with an additional three floating holidays for non-contract employees. Recognized holidays include: New Years' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Contract

Contract employees recognize eight set holidays with an additional floating holiday. Part-time contract employees accrue holiday time based upon their FTE. Per diem employees do not accrue holiday time. Recognized holidays include: New Years' Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Extended Illness Bank - non-contract & management
Provides non-contract employees, exempt directors, managers and administrators with compensation for extended illness or injury and can be accessed immediately upon hospitalization or after 24 hours of Paid Time Off. Extended Illness Bank time is accrued at 6 days per year.

Sick Leave
Provides all eligible contract employees with compensation for illness and/or injury. Sick Leave does not apply to per diem employees. In all cases, Sick Leave is payable for regularly scheduled days of work. Employees accrue one day each month, pro-rated for part-time employees. Employees are eligible to utilize accrued sick leave after completion of their 90-day orientation period.