Eligibility, Enrollment and Cost
Eligibility
As a regular-status full-time union-represented employee, you are eligible for the Sick Leave Program after you complete one year of service. As a regular-status part-time or intermittent union-represented employee, you are eligible for a prorated share of sick leave benefits after you complete one year of service.
All employees are eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits upon hire. All regular-status full-time, part-time and intermittent employees are automatically covered by the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan on the first day of the month following attainment of regular status. If you work in California, you are automatically enrolled in the California State Disability Insurance (SDI) Plan when you are hired (please visit the State's website at www.edd.ca.gov for additional information on SDI benefit eligibility). Contract and agency employees are generally not eligible for coverage through the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, but are covered by their contracting agency.
You are not eligible for the Sick Leave Program or Company-sponsored disability benefits if you are a contract or agency worker or a hiring hall employee.
Enrollment
When you meet the eligibility requirements, you are automatically covered by all of the sick leave and disability coverages described in this section.
Cost of Coverage
The Company pays the full cost of the Sick Leave Program, the Long-Term Disability Plan, Workers' Compensation and the Supplemental Benefits for Industrial Injury Plan. You pay for the cost of coverage for State Disability Insurance (SDI) through payroll deductions on an after-tax basis.