Frontline Benefits

Page - November 3, 2009
Aside from the benefit of enjoying what we do, we also have full medical and dental coverage, paid leave and other great benefits.

BENEFITS FOR FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES

I. HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE

A.    Full-Time Hourly Employees: Upon completion of 350 on-street hours with no break of 30 days or more, the employee is eligible for full health and dental coverage under the employer's Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan at the employer's expense. Alternatively, the employee is eligible for Preferred Provider Option (PPO) health and dental coverage at a cost of 50% of the employer's contribution. If an HMO is not available, the employer will cover the cost of a PPO for the employee.  Dependants of the employee may purchase coverage under the same plan.   

B.    Part-Time Hourly Employees:  Upon completion of 350 on-street hours with no break of 30 days or more, the employee is eligible for health and dental coverage under the employer's HMO plan subject to a reimbursement of 25% of the costs of the plan by the employee to the employer.  Alternatively, the employee is eligible for PPO health and dental coverage at a cost of 50% of the employer's contribution.  If an HMO is not available, the employer will cover the cost of a PPO plan for the employee, subject to a reimbursement of 25% of the costs of the plan by the employee to the employer. Dependants of the employee may purchase coverage under the same plan.


A. Salaried Mid-Level Employees:  Upon completion of three months of employment with no break of 30 days or more, the employee is eligible for full health and dental coverage under the employer's HMO plan at the employer's expense.  Alternatively, the employee is eligible for PPO health and dental coverage at a cost of 50% of the employer's contribution.  If an HMO is not available, the employer will cover the cost of a PPO for the employee. Dependants of the employee may purchase coverage under the same plan.  

B. Salaried Management-Level Employees: Upon commencement of employment, the employee is eligible for full health and dental coverage under the employer's HMO plan.  Alternatively, the employee is eligible for PPO health and dental coverage at a cost of 50% of the employer's contribution.  If an HMO is not available, the employer will cover the cost of a PPO for the employee.  Dependants of the employee may purchase coverage under the same plan.  

II. 401(K) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN

All hourly employees who have completed 350 hours of continuous employment are eligible to participate in the Greenpeace 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan through pre-tax payroll deductions.  Salaried employees are eligible to participate in the Savings Plan after successful completion of their introductory period.  

After one year of participation in the plan, employees are eligible to receive matching funds (up to six (6%)) from Greenpeace.  The matching funds are subject to a three-year vesting schedule.

SHORT AND LONG TERM DISABILITY COVERAGE

Hourly employees qualify for short and long-term disability the first of the month following 350 hours of continuous employment.  Salaried employees qualify for this benefit on the first day of the month following their introductory period.

LIFE INSURANCE AND ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT COVERAGE

Greenpeace provides insurance coverage to all hourly employees who have 350 hours of continuous employment.  Salaried employees are eligible for insurance after they have successfully completed their introductory period.  

Leave


1. Part-time and Full-Time Hourly Representatives:  Employees will accrue vacation leave at the rate of 3/52 hours of leave per hour worked. (This equates to approximately 1 hour of leave per 18 hours worked.)  After 90 days of continuous employment, employees are eligible to use accrued leave.  

2. Salaried Employees: Employees immediately accrue vacation leave at the rate of fifteen (15) days of leave per year pro-rated over each pay period.

The maximum amount of vacation accrual is fifteen (15) days.  When an employee reaches that maximum amount, vacation leave will cease to accrue.  When the employee uses the leave, his or her accrual will resume.  At no time will an employee have more than fifteen (15) days of vacation leave.