Teammates

Paid Time Off

Take time away from work to rest, relieve stress, and take care of personal and family responsibilities. Teammates benefit from time off and time away from the workplace.

For Atrium Health Greater Charlotte:  

For Atrium Health Navicent:

Paid Time Off Policies

Check PTO Balance and Activity

Find your Paid Time Off balance and activity in CORE Connect. Follow these steps:

Job Aid - How to Review PTO Balance in CORE Connect

Request and Record Paid Time Off in CORE Connect

New! All teammates must use CORE Connect to submit their PTO Requests and record Paid Time Off. All PTO requests, including paid time off, bereavement and jury duty, are made in CORE Connect > Time and Absences module:

  1. In the Time and Absences section, select Add Absence
  2. From the Type drop down, make a selection
  3. In the When section, click Edit Entries button
    • Click the Add button
    • Choose the Date for your absence request
    • Enter the Absence Duration
    • To record your time, click the OK button
  4. When finished, scroll to the top of the page, click the Submit button

It is crucial that absence requests are entered, approved and accurate in CORE Connect. Teammates, leaders and time approvers can only add, edit or remove absence requests, such as paid time off, bereavement, jury duty, absent time (unpaid) and time out for prevention, in CORE Connect.

Absence Requests can no longer be edited in Kronos.

  • Approved absence requests will import into Kronos the next day.
  • Partial Day PTO: For Salaried teammates, if your teammate has a partial day of PTO taken, make sure they have entered the remaining worked hours in Kronos to total their normal scheduled hours for the day. 

For Leaders and Time Approvers

Leaders will need to approve PTO by midnight Sunday, prior to payroll Monday.

Visit the PeopleConnect Paid Time Off page for additional instructions, including:  

  • View, Edit or Update Paid Time Off/Absences  
  • PTO Hours from CORE Connect to Kronos 
  • PTO Withdrawals 
  • PTO Request Is Visible but not Editable 
  • Approve PTO on Behalf of a Leader 
  • Review the Paid Time Off FAQs 

Log in to CORE Connect

Additional Information 

If a teammate applies for PTO but does not take the PTO, what will happen?
A teammate can only make changes to their PTO request prior to leader approval. Once the PTO request has been approved, only a leader or timekeeper can withdraw or change a PTO request. The hours will then be added back to the teammate’s balance.

Will CORE Connect impact API/ShiftSelect or Staff Scheduling?
No. CORE Connect will not impact ShiftSelect. There will be integration from CORE Connect to ShiftSelect, and the project team is currently working with members of the ShiftSelect team to optimize this process. Approved PTO requests will feed directly from CORE Connect to ShiftSelect. PTO approvals will occur in CORE Connect.

Paid Time Off Eligibility

Paid Time Off (PTO) is a bank of hours that each eligible teammate earns and may use. It is a combination of vacation, sick and holiday time off. The following teammates are eligible for PTO:

  • Full-time teammates
  • Part-time teammates scheduled to work at least 40 hours per pay period
  • Teammates in a Weekender position schedule to work at least 48 hours per pay period
  • Half Track bedside RNs and LPNs scheduled to work at least 32 hours per pay period

Atrium Health Holiday Schedule

Atrium Health Greater Charlotte teammates observes the following holidays. 

Teammates with an approved PTO request or in units or departments that are closed for any of the observed holidays will use their earned PTO for that holiday.

Holiday 2021 Date Holiday is Observed 2022 Date Holiday is Observed
New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2021 Friday, December 31, 2021
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021 Friday, April 15, 2022
Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021
Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day
Monday, July 5, 2021
Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day
Monday, September 6, 2021
Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Day
Friday, December 24, 2021
Monday, December 26, 2022

 

Holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday will be recognized on a weekday for those departments that close on holidays.

  • If the holiday falls on Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday.
  • If the holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.  

PTO Accrual - Atrium Health Greater Charlotte teammates

Updated for 2022 and 2023

Teammate Status/
Standard Hours per Pay Period
Years of Service
(Based on Benefit Service Date)
Pay Period Accrual Rate (Hours)  Maximum Accrual Balance in 2022 & 2023 (Hours) 
Full-Time
72 – 80 Hours

Less than 1 7.38 500
1 but less than 2
7.69  500
2 but less than 3
8.62  500
3 but less than 4  8.93  500
4 but less than 5
9.24  500
5 but less than 10
9.54  500
10 but less than 15
10.16  500
15 but less than 20
10.47  500
20 but less than 25
10.77  500
25 and over
11.08  500
Part-Time
60 - 71 Hours

Less than 1 5.54  375
1 but less than 2
5.77  375
2 but less than 3
6.47  375
3 but less than 4  6.70  375
4 but less than 5
6.93 375
5 but less than 10
7.16  375
10 but less than 15
7.62  375
15 but less than 20
7.85  375
20 but less than 25
8.08  375
25 and over
8.31  375
Part-Time
40 - 59 Hours

Less than 1 3.69 250
1 but less than 2
3.85  250
2 but less than 3
4.31 250
3 but less than 4  4.47  250
4 but less than 5
4.62  250
5 but less than 10
4.77  250
10 but less than 15
5.08  250
15 but less than 20
5.24 250
20 but less than 25
5.39  250
25 and over
5.54  250
Weekender
48 hours

All length service
4.62
185
Half-Track
32 hours
(Bedside RNs and LPNs)

Less than 1
3.69 215
1 but less than 2
3.85  215 
2 and over 4.00  215
Director and AVP 
(applies to most)
72 - 80 hours

Less than 1 8.92 500
1 but less than 2
9.23 500
2 but less than 3
10.16 500
3 but less than 4 10.47 500
4 but less than 5
10.77 500
5 but less than 10
11.08 500
10 but less than 15
11.70 500
15 but less than 20
12.00 500
20 but less than 25
12.31 500
25 and over
12.62 500

PTO Accrual - Atrium Health Navicent teammates

Teammate Status Months of Service

Current Maximum
Accrual Hours                 

Maximum Accrual
Hours in 2022 & 2023 
Full-Time

0-60 240 375
61-180 320 500
181+ 400 500
Part-Time

0-60 120 185
61-180 160 250
181+ 200 312

Atrium Health Navicent PTO Buy Back Program FAQs

Bereavement Leave

Atrium Health extends sympathy and understanding to any teammate who has experienced the death of a close family member. Through the Total Rewards program, teammates are encouraged to take time off when they have lost a loved one. This time off allows teammates to grieve, handle family affairs, and attend the funeral or memorial service. This time is important for the health and well-being of a teammates experiencing this type of loss.

Reference Policy 3.11 - Bereavement Leave for more information.