Starting January 1, 2018, U.S. non-union associates eligible for Sysco-sponsored benefits will be eligible for these new benefits:
Important note: These new leave benefits will coordinate with our current Short-term disability (STD) benefits and leave entitlements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state leaves. Beginning January 1, 2018, associates can initiate pregnancy or adoption leave through The Hartford by calling 1-800-55-SYSCO.
The new pregnancy and adoption leave benefits will be available starting January 1, 2018.
We are introducing these new benefits because Sysco understands that pregnancy and adoption are important times for our associates. Pregnancy is a major health event, and we want to help birth mothers take the time they need to rest and recover after childbirth. When your family grows with an adoption, Sysco wants to provide the time needed for the adoption process.
These changes are in response to feedback from our Sysco Speaks survey and other associate forums, which encouraged us to look for new ways to support working parents with competitive benefits that meet the needs of our associates.
All U.S. non-union associates eligible for Sysco-sponsored benefits are eligible for these benefits. If you are covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement or you are not eligible for Sysco-sponsored benefits (i.e., part-time, etc.), you are not eligible for the new pregnancy and adoption leave benefits.
Your eligibility for the pregnancy and adoption leave benefits aligns with your eligibility for other Sysco health and welfare benefits. Once you are eligible for Sysco-sponsored benefits, you will be eligible for the new paid pregnancy and adoption leave benefits.
Important Note: these benefits do not take effect until January 1, 2018, and you must be a U.S. non-union associate eligible for Sysco-sponsored benefits to be eligible for the maternity and adoption benefits.
Any birth or adoption that occurs before January 1, 2018, will not be eligible for these new paid leave benefit programs. However, they are eligible to be covered under our 2017 policies, including paid time off, unpaid FMLA leave, any applicable state leaves and Short-term disability, where applicable.
These new policies apply to all associates who meet the eligibility requirements for the Paid Pregnancy Leave or Paid Adoption Leave benefits. However, you do not have to be actively enrolled in other elective Sysco benefits programs in order to participate in one of these programs. You can find more detailed information about these programs in the Sysco Policy Library or by calling The Hartford at 1-800-55-SYSCO.
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