MANAGER ADVANCE NOTICE: U.S. PAID TIME-OFF POLICY CHANGES*
Dear Aerospace Colleague:
Honeywell is transforming into a leading cyber-industrial company that requires a contemporary workforce and One Honeywell mindset. To consistently drive this culture across the organization, the U.S. paid time off policies have been benchmarked against industry standards and standardized across all SBGs and Corporate. These updated policies eliminate or drastically reduce variance, comply with all U.S. legal requirements, and facilitate the movement of talent across businesses.* Effective January 1, 2017, the following U.S. policies and holiday schedule will be updated for all non-union covered employees:
· Sick Leave: All employees will be entitled to 56 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year. Employees in some locations may receive more than 56 hours based on local laws. Current Paid-Time-Off Policies will also end.
· Vacation: Exempt employees will have the ability and flexibility to schedule vacation with their manager based on business priorities and personal needs, without pre-set maximums. The requirement for exempt employees to continue to record their time has not changed and is vital for remaining in compliance with government regulations. For nonexempt employees, we are standardizing the vacation schedule based on years of service. Vacation changes, with small exceptions, do not apply to Puerto Rico and California.
· Parental Leave: Female employees will continue to receive six to eight weeks for the birth of a child under parental and other leave policies. In addition, the partner or spouse will be eligible for two weeks of parental leave – this is a newly added benefit.
· Holiday Schedule: The U.S. holiday schedule also will be standardized across the SBGs. All U.S. sites will have 12 days off for holidays. There will be seven standard holidays and five days set by the SBG or site.
There have been additional updates to the Bereavement, Jury and Witness Duty, and Military Leave Policies. You can find the new policies on HR Direct. In the upcoming months, you will receive more information and training about the policy changes. Please familiarize yourself with the changes and complete assigned training.
If you have any questions, please reference the Frequently Asked Questions. Go to HR Direct and click “HR Answers & Help” or call for additional HR Support.