1. Vacation time AD 10.8

You now have access to your yearly vacation allotment. Here's a table below for reference.

Number of Calendar Years of Employment

Length of Vacation Entitlement

Zero (0) to Seven (7) years

Four (4) weeks (144 hours) per calendar year (prorated in the first year from date of employment to December 31)

In the eighth (8) through the fourteenth (14) years

Five (5) weeks (180 hours)

In the fifteenth (15) and succeeding years

One (1) additional day for each additional year of service to a maximum of six (6) additional days

For temporary members, you either will not get paid vacation time as you are getting 8% vacation pay or you have managed to get vacation time (usually for contracts that are a year or more) so the above chart applies to you.


professional development2. Professional Development AD 10.11

You receive a $700 Professional Development allowance. If you're a Continuing Employee and your start date fell between January 1 and September 30 you're eligible for reimbursement on January 1 the following year. If your employment date fell between October 1 and December 31 of one year you're out of luck as you're not eligible for reimbursement on January 1 immediately following but will be eligible on January 1 the subsequent year.

For more information, see our infographic.


Tuition Reimbursement3. Tuition Reimbursement AD 10.10

As a Continuing Employee, you're eligible for job-related courses approved by his/her supervisor up to a maximum of $1000 in any one calendar year. This is an annual reimbursement and cannot be carried forward to future calendar years. The expenses covered by this fund may include tuition costs, examination fees, textbooks and required course material.


Group Benefits4. Group Benefits AD 10.07

Some group benefits will be reset for January 2021 and others are reset every two years (like eyeglasses). Login to your Pacific Blue Cross Caresnet to find which ones affect you.