Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays

OptumCare provides employees with eight paid holidays each year and a Paid Time Off (PTO) program that is designed to offer the flexibility you need to balance work with personal or family needs.

The company recognizes eight paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Note: Some care delivery organizations follow a separate holiday schedule.

Staff can find more information about Paid Holidays on The Hub . Providers can find more information on the OPS Provider Portal .

PTO

The PTO program provides you with paid time away from work throughout the calendar year, with your manager's approval and in consideration of business needs.

We offer team members a PTO program that combines vacation and sick leave into a single bank of time to use when you're away from work. PTO is earned based on years of service and the number of hours you are regularly scheduled to work. You accumulate PTO grants each pay period. Generally, PTO is offered to team members working 20 or more hours a week. Some care delivery organizations may follow a separate PTO grant schedule.

The chart below reflects the PTO annual grant schedule for employees working 40 hours a week. If you work less than 40 hours a week, your PTO grants are prorated based on your standard workweek.

  Years of Service
  Less than 5 5-9 10+
Grades 20-24, 84, SBA 18 days 23 days 28 days
Grades 25-32, 85-92, SBI, SBL, SSL, M1-M4 23 days 28 days 28 days

Note: Some care delivery organizations follow a separate PTO grant schedule.

Staff can find more information about PTO on The Hub . Providers can find more information on the OPS Provider Portal .

Sharing is caring – if you're not planning on using all of your PTO, consider donating it to someone in need.

If you aren't planning to use all of your PTO in a year, you can donate unused time to the UnitedHealth Group PTO Donation Bank. Colleagues experiencing a catastrophic event or a life-threatening illness or injury can request time from the donation bank after their PTO has been exhausted. PTO donation is not open to team members who are considered providers.

Learn more about PTO donation on The Hub .

Questions? Contact HRdirect

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday

800-561-0861

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