A Message from Marschall on PTO bank
I am pleased to share with you that we have a special paid time off (PTO) bank for employees who are exposed to COVID-19 while on the job.
We strongly believe that we need to recognize our physicians, nurses and all of our staff who are caring for patients with COVID-19. So, in addition to regular, paid time-off benefits, we are providing up to an additional 120 hours, special-use PTO bank for employees who need to quarantine as a result of caring for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
This is in addition to the 80 hours of special use PTO that the University of Michigan has given to all employees for dealing with the crisis, whether time off is needed because they have the virus or need to care for loved ones.
We issued a press release this afternoon to announce the opening of our Regional Infectious Containment Unit (RICU) and the special PTO bank.
Please view the COVID-19 PAID TIME OFF (PTO) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS).
Recognizing staff during these challenging times is a top priority for the leadership team. All of you are demonstrating your tremendous commitment to the health of our patients. We are so grateful to our entire team for their dedication during these extraordinary circumstances.
Thank you for all you do,