PTO Sell-Back Opportunity

Cooper is pleased to announce that the May 2021 PTO Sell-Back opportunity is here. In accordance with Cooper’s Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy, eligible employees may sell back earned but unused PTO time twice a year, in May and November. The May payout will be based on PTO accrued as of the pay period ending May 22, 2021. Payment will be made on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Requests must be completed through Employee Self Service (ESS). Employees must submit their requested sell-back hours through ESS between May 17 and May 31, 2021. Once you submit your request, an automatic confirmation email will be sent to your Cooper email address. Instructions on how to submit your sell back are available here.

The following outlines the criteria for eligibility:

  • Full-time employees may sell back from eight to 40 hours of PTO time in 8- , 10- , or 12-hour increments, depending upon the length of the employee’s normal work shift. However, a minimum of 72 hours must be maintained in the employee’s PTO bank at the time of the sell back.
  • Part-time employees may sell back from eight to 24 hours of PTO in 8- , 10-, or 12-hour increments, provided a minimum of 36 hours is maintained in the employee’s PTO bank at the time of the sell back.
  • Payment for the sell back will be at the employee’s base rate of pay.
  • The sell back of PTO is voluntary and sell-back decisions are final upon receipt by the Payroll Department.
  • Employees who do not accrue PTO on a bi-weekly basis are not eligible for sell back.
  • Employees must submit their request via ESS by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021.  
  • Payroll will adjust any PTO sell-back requests on June 1, 2021, where the eligible PTO balance will now fall below the required minimum hours.

For questions regarding the PTO sell-back process, please contact

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