ADP employees received an email from Sreeni Kutam (Chief HR Officer) encouraging them to take more vacation time the next month or two because vacation balances had gone up since Covid-19. Is this simply to "fix" the balance sheet as indicated or is ADP planning for layoffs and doesn't want to have pay out a ton of unused vacation?
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"Knowing that certain areas in our business will be down for a longer term, while other areas may be down temporarily but with an unknown recovery time, I have decided to proceed with a combination of furloughs and some reductions in our workforce. I believe this is the prudent option knowing what we know today." - Email this morning from the CEO
@7kux+14PM4Uft-neither are they required to pay off vacation balances upon termination or layoff.
Adp let’s you take your vacation time at their convenience not yours. Not their problem that you can’t travel now or in the foreseeable future. They won’t allow everyone to wait till last two months of the year to take their time off.
Im saving my time until I can actually take a vacaztion later this year and go somewhere. Company can’t keep you from taking your earned time and not reimburse you and they can’t force you to takevacations when it makes no sense.
@6bmj+14PM4Uft I’m not sure that the issue is that we can’t take time off right now due to workload. I think why should I use my vacation if I can’t go anywhere? If that makes sense. While using a few days here and there for home projects is great, some of us might want to save some time if we can travel towards the end of summer or fall.
The vacations are issued calendar year but represent a fiscal liability.
The expected expenditure was calculated into fiscal 20 and they are trying to stay close to that but also what some mentioned, not have everyone trying to cram vacation into the last months of the year when we are back in the office creating stress, staff shortages and the like.
There are plenty of groups that can take vacation not everyone is an inbound associate who can’t take a day. In fact, most are not inbound.
Well, I don't feel the least bit of sympathy for clients or employees and certainly, and most of all, not ADP. I call it Karma. ADP is in panic mode. Squeezing vacation now? Watch out when they start requiring you to pay for toilet paper at the office! ADP is a horrible employer bottom line.
With unemployment so high the goal is probably to determine if tenured, pension associates will be ‘given’ accrued vacation instead of a severance. Or ADP hasn’t figured out how to cook the books or how to earn float off the unused vacation on the books for FY.
With the new government programs in place indirectly forcing people to take time off hurts the clients. So many departments are backed up with work that clients consider an emergency. I feel bad for the clients as ADP tells people to take time off.
It's a financial burden/liability for the fiscal year, not calendar year, which is why they have asked for everyone to take time off before the end of the fiscal year in June.
Likely when workers return to office in a few months ADP doesn’t want everyone taking 2-4 weeks of vacation plus personal days in the last few months of the year, and especially not during yearend.
I’m wondering the same? Why now?
Vacations are based on the calendar year, not the fiscal year.
Not halfway through the year?? The fiscal year ends next month, which is why they are asking to take the time before the end of June.
The company should offer to pay out unused vacation time. Workers could use the xtra cash.
Certainly, ADP does not want to pay out vacation balances upon employee terminations, but I think that the primary reason is to save some money in lost productivity since many workers are not working now. Forcing employees to take a vacation now, rather than accommodating their needs will save the company money since employees will not be able to take that vacation later when things get back to normal.
In my opinion, the fact that ADP is worrying about vacation balances when we're not even halfway through the year says it all.