2016 Vacation Shutdown

Supplemental Information Regarding 2016 Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks Schedule

Payments

 

Employee pay (EFT or paycard) for the PVSW will be provided as normal payrolls for the week(s).

 

Waiver of Pay

 

VE pay can be waived for the Plant Vacation Shutdown Week(s).  If an employee wants to waive pay for approved time off, the employee must submit the “Waiver of Vacation Time Off Payment” card at least two days in advance of the scheduled time off and it must be for the entire period of approved time off.  If ATO is credited to an employee and later used, the employee may request to waive pay in the same manner as described above by submitting the “Waiver of Vacation Time Off Payment” card. The plant should then input the appropriate absence code (VP, VR, VN, VX, or X) in the advance absence scheduling module of either GMTKS or Kronos.

 

Discipline

 

For plants that are not operating and a discipline occurs prior to a PVSW, and would otherwise extend into a PVSW time period, the disciplinary period will stop during the entire period of the shutdown and will resume when the plant resumes operation following the shutdown period.

 

Vacation Use for Members with 100 Hours or Less VE

 

Members entitled to 40 hours of vacation entitlement may choose either to use such hours or be placed on an unpaid vacation leave during the PVSW.

 

Members entitled to 80 hours of vacation entitlement pursuant to Par. 191 will apply eight (8) hours of such entitlement to each day of the first week (less any holidays) of any scheduled Plant Vacation Shutdown period.  Thereafter, they may choose to utilize their remaining vacation entitlement or be placed on an unpaid vacation leave during the second week of such scheduled Plant Vacation Shutdown.

 

Members entitled to 100 hours of vacation entitlement pursuant to Par. 191 will apply 40 hours of their entitlement to the first week (less any holidays) and 20 hours to the first two and one half days of any second week of such scheduled Plant Vacation Shutdown period.  Thereafter, they may choose to utilize their remaining vacation entitlement or be placed on an unpaid vacation leave for the remainder of the second week of such scheduled Vacation Shutdown period.

Members on an unpaid vacation leave will not be eligible for SUB/SWW.  Eligibility for state unemployment benefits will be determined by applicable state law.

 

Short Term Military Leave / Bereavement / Jury Duty

 

Members on Short Term Military Leave, Bereavement, or Jury Duty during a PVSW:

 

-Those who are not scheduled to work will not be required to utilize VE on those days.

-Those who are scheduled to work will be handled in the normal manner.

 

7 Day Operators

 

7-Day Operators will be neither advantaged nor disadvantaged as a result of scheduled Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks.

 

Alternative Work Schedules

 

Members on alternative work schedules will be neither advantaged nor disadvantaged as a result of scheduled Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks.

 

Skilled Trades – Subcontracting

 

The scheduling of Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks does not relieve management of its obligations under the subcontracting provisions of the GM-UAW National Agreement.  Therefore, if work has been contracted out due to a lack of manpower or insufficient time to complete the work, Members involved in those trades should have the opportunity to be fully employed during the shutdown period if we are to avoid possible grievances.  If the work was contracted for other reasons (skills, equipment, cost), then the above considerations would not apply.

 

PLANT VACATION SHUTDOWN WEEK(S)

 

Local Management will notify the Shop Committee of its decision to schedule no more than two (2) Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks, and will identify the specific week or weeks such shutdown will occur.  Plant Management may schedule the Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks to take place during any week between Memorial Day and Labor Day, or, with the local union’s agreement, during other weeks more advantageous to plant operations.

 

The following is a chart indicating examples of how Members should be compensated and additional time off calculated for time worked and time not worked during a Plant Vacation Shutdown Week.

 

VACATION SHUTDOWN WEEKS SCHEDULE

 

  MON.

7/4

TUES.

7/5

WED.

7/6

THURS.

7/7

FRI.

7/8

 

VE IMPACT

Emp. doesn’t work 8 H 8 V 8 V

 

8 V 8V Subtract 32 hours from Employee’s

VE Eligibility

Emp. works  8 H*

8 DT

8 ST 8 ST 8 ST 8 ST No Impact

* May request ATO in lieu of pay

  MON.

7/11

TUES.

7/12

WED.

7/13

THURS.

7/14

FRI.

7/15

 

VE IMPACT

Emp. doesn’t work 8 V

 

8 V 8 V 

 

8 V 8 V Subtract 40 hours from Employee’s

VE Eligibility

Emp. Works 8 ST 8 ST 8 ST 8 ST 8 ST No Impact

 

 

 

  MON

8/29

TUES

8/30

WED

8/31

THUR

9/1

FRI

9/2

 

VE IMPACT

Emp. doesn’t work 8 V 8 V 8 V 8 V 8 V Subtract 40 hours from Employee’s

VE Eligibility

Emp. works  8 ST 8 ST 8 ST 8 ST 8 ST No Impact
    MON

9/5

TUES

9/6

WED

9/7

THUR

9/8

FRI

9/9

 

VE IMPACT

  Emp. doesn’t work 8 H 8 V 8 V 8 V 8 V Subtract 32 hours from Employee’s

VE Eligibility

  Emp. works  8 H*

8 DT

8 ST 8 ST 8 ST 8 ST No Impact

* May request ATO in lieu of pay

 

BENEFIT PAYMENTS DURING THE 2016 PLANT VACATION SHUTDOWN WEEKS

 

Sickness and Accident (S&A) Benefits

 

Sickness and Accident (S&A) benefits will be issued under normal weekly procedures during the Plant Vacation Shutdown Period.  The GM Benefits & Services Center will be open to process claims, except for July 4, 2016.

 

Members on sick leave during the Plant Vacation Shutdown Week(s), who are found able to return to work during the PVSW, will have S&A benefits suspended in accordance with existing procedures.  Such Members should be scheduled for vacation and may be entitled to Holiday Pay, if applicable, for the remainder of the PVSW period following the suspension of S&A benefits, if otherwise eligible.  However, if an employee becomes disabled during the PVSW and disability benefits are subsequently paid, any holiday pay/vacation pay the employee received for the same period is overpaid.  The plant location and Sedgwick should coordinate to ensure any overpayments are properly determined and collected

 

S&A benefits for salaried Members should be paid only for the period covered by the supporting medical evidence in the employee’s S&A claim file.  Salaried S&A checks will be processed under regular payroll guidelines.

Workers’ Compensation

 

Workers’ Compensation (WC) payments will be processed in the routine manner during the Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks. The GM Benefits & Services Center will be open to process and pay workers’ compensation claims with the exception of July 4, 2016.

 

Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB)

 

SUB benefit payments will be processed in the routine manner during the Plant Vacation Shutdown Weeks.  The GM Benefits & Services Center will be open to process benefit applications with the exception of July 4, 2016.

 

Unemployment Compensation

 

Seniority Members, who are otherwise active and not at work during the Plant Vacation Shutdown Week(s) should generally be either on vacation or, in the case of Members entitled to less than 100 hours of VE (see above), on an unpaid leave, and not eligible to receive state unemployment compensation (UC) for the shutdown weeks.  However, eligibility to receive UC, is determined by the State.  If an employee receives both GM vacation pay and a state UC payment (including a state UC Waiting Week Credit) for the same week, you should be guided by Paragraph (202g) of the National Agreement regarding the recovery of the resulting GM overpayment.