Employee Work Classifications/Categories and Benefit Eligibility

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The company has a policy of maintaining appropriate classifications of employees to make sure that all legal requirements are maintained so that there is no discrimination in terms of benefit plan eligibility and payment of compensation in accordance with federal and state laws. The purpose of this procedure is to define the company’s employee classifications for benefit plan eligibility. For questions regarding classification of employees for purposes of wage laws, please refer to “Employee Classification Procedures: Wages and Overtime Compensation.”

Human Resources will classify employees in accordance with the following procedures to ensure that all appropriate employees are offered the appropriate benefit enrollment opportunities.

Operating department managers are responsible for advising Human Resources and requesting changes in status as well as extensions in employment situations where specified periods are being exceeded.

Employee Work Classifications

Full-time Classifications

Temporary (TFT)—Employed on a regularly scheduled basis of at least 40 hour per workweek for a period not to exceed 90 days. A TFT employee may be continued in this class for one additional 90-day extension period upon request of the operating manager of the department with the concurrence of Human Resources. After the 180-day period, the employee will either be converted to regular status or released.

Regular (RFT)—Employed on a regularly scheduled 40-hour basis for a nonspecified period.

Benefit Plan Participation—RFT employees are eligible to participate in all benefit plans the company offers once eligibility requirements have been met. TFT employees are eligible to participate in the company’s defined contribution plan once the employee has completed 1,000 hours of service. TFT employees will receive holiday pay prorated according to their scheduled hours for the workweek in question.

Part-time Classifications

Temporary (TPT)—Employed on a regularly scheduled basis which is less than full time but equals or exceeds 20 hours per week for a period not to exceed 90 days. A TPT employee may be continued in this class for one additional 90-day extension period upon request of the operating manager of the department with the concurrence of Human Resources. After the 180-day period, the employee will either be converted to regular part-time status or released.

Regular (RPT)—Employed on a regularly scheduled basis which is less than 40 hours per workweek but equals or exceeds 20 hours per week for a nonspecified period.

Benefit Plan Participation—RPT employees are eligible to participate in all benefit plans the company offers once eligibility requirements have been met. However, all leave accrual programs and holiday pay will be provided to regular part-time employees on a pro rata basis in accordance with the employee’s regularly scheduled hours for the workweek in question. Temporary part-time employees will receive pro rata holiday pay in accordance with the employee’s regularly scheduled hours for the workweek in question.

Part-time Excluding Benefits

Temporary (TEB)—Employed on a regularly or nonregularly scheduled basis of less than 20 hours per week for a period not to exceed 90 days. Employees in this class are not eligible for any company benefit plans nor may their employment be extended.

Regular (REB)—Employed on a regularly scheduled basis of less than 20 hours per week for a nonspecified period. Employees in this class may participate in the defined contribution plan if the employee completes 1,000 hours per year. REB employees will receive pro rata holiday pay.

Special Classes

On-call Employee (OCE)—Employed on an “as-needed” basis for a nonspecified period. Employment in this class will be re-evaluated no less than every 180 days to determine if the employment relationship will be continued. After the first 180 days, the operating department manager must request a continuation and provide supporting documentation and receive the concurrence of Human Resources for the employment relationship to continue.

Benefit Plan Participation—OCE personnel are not eligible to participate in any company benefit plan and may not be employed for more than 400 hours in any 180-day period.

Interns (INT)—Performing work in a special status for a specified period, i.e., summer, academic semester.

Benefit Plan Participation—INT personnel are ineligible for participation in company benefit plans.

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