DISH provides regular part-time and full-time employees with paid and unpaid time away from work, which may include Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Protected Time (PPT), Extra Time and Unpaid Time.

Review the Time Off policy on The HOP under Life at DISH > Benefits > Time Away from Work.

 

Paid Time Off

DISH provides PTO for you to use however you would like — whether it be for vacation, personal days or sick time. You accrue PTO each pay period, and you can keep time in your PTO bank up to 1.5 times your annual accrual amount. The amount of time off you receive depends on your length of service and pay status.

Hourly Employees

Tenure1 Per Pay Period Accrual2 Annual Accrual Maximum PTO Bank Amount
1st day of employment through 2nd anniversary 3.0769 80 hours 120 hours
1st pay period after 2nd anniversary through 5th anniversary 4.6153 120 hours 180 hours
1st pay period after 5th anniversary 6.1538 160 hours 240 hours

Salaried Employees

Tenure1 Per Pay Period Accrual2 Annual Accrual Maximum PTO Bank Amount
1st day of employment through 5th anniversary 4.6153 120 hours 180 hours
1st pay period after 5th anniversary  6.1538 160 hours 240 hours

Part-time Employees (applicable to States with PPT only)

Tenure1 Per Pay Period Accrual2 Annual Accrual Maximum PTO Bank Amount
1st day of employment 2.3077 60 hours 90 hours

1Service must be continuous.

2Accrual rates may vary based on state and local laws.

 

Paid Protected Time

DISH will treat the first 40 hours of PTO as Paid Protected Time (PPT) each year. You can use the time for anything you would like, but we recommend you save it for unexpected things like illnesses, family emergencies, or other extenuating circumstances that prevent you from following your department’s attendance policy.

Some states, cities, or municipalities may require more than 40 hours of PPT – if you work in one of those locations, you will receive an additional number of PPT hours as required by your local laws. See the table below for details on your location. Some states also require PPT be provided to part-time employees.

You can find your earned PPT balance in the “Time Off” area of your HR Link profile. For more information, review the Time Away policy on The HOP. Submit a service request under the benefits category in HR Link via Ask HR.

PPT Accrual by State

Group States Annual Accrual Carry Over Annual Use Max PPT Bank1
2 Illinois
Maryland
New Mexico
New York
Texas
64 Hours 80 Hours Available Time in PPT Bank 80 Hours
3 California
Washington
80 Hours 80 Hours Available Time in PPT Bank 120 Hours
4 Colorado
Minnesota
48 Hours 48 Hours Available Time in PPT Bank 80 Hours
5 All Others 40 Hours 40 Hours Available Time in PPT Bank 80 Hours

1 Once maximum accrual in PPT bank is satisfied, all time will accrue to PTO bank.

 

Extra Time

DISH may, from time to time, provide employees with Extra Time. Extra Time will be recorded outside your regular PTO bank, and can be used for time off in accordance with your department’s attendance policy. You can find your Extra Time balance in the “Time Off” area of your HR Link profile.

For more information, review the Time Away policy on The HOP.

 

Holidays

All employees are eligible for eight paid holidays during the year.

Holiday When Observed
New Year’s Day January 1
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Day After Thanksgiving Day Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve December 24
Christmas Day December 25