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This benefit provides up to two weeks of paid time off per calendar year for mothers and fathers to bond with their child within one year of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption or foster care.

When it can be used

Eligible employees must use within one year of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption or foster care. You can use this benefit in a minimum of one-week increments (unless it is being used as a top-up benefit, for example to top up California Paid Family Leave (PFL) or as part of a statutory paid benefit that allows increments shorter than one week) at any time during the 12 months following the date of birth, adoption or placement.

  • A week is defined as any consecutive seven calendar days (including scheduled holidays or non-scheduled work days). For example, Monday through Sunday.
  • The Bonding benefit will only be paid for scheduled work days within the week. If taken during a week that has a scheduled holiday or non-scheduled work day, the Bonding benefit will not be paid on those days and cannot be extended. This could result in a surplus of Bonding benefit hours that you are not able to use.

If you became a parent in 2016, you can still use the Bonding benefit in 2017, as long as it’s within 12 months from the date of the event. For example, if you had a child (by birth, adoption or placement for adoption or foster care) on May 10, 2016, you would be able to use the Bonding benefit beginning on January 1, 2017 through May 9, 2017.

How to request time off

You should notify your supervisor at least 30 days in advance when the need for time off is foreseeable. When 30 days’ notice is not possible, you should request the time off as soon as practicable.

If your supervisor approves your request, either you or your supervisor will need to send a notification email to TIME@chevron.com. Refer to the Bonding Benefit Quick Reference Checklist for additional information and instructions about the process and what to include in the email. U.S. Payroll will then enter approved time off for Bonding on your time sheet and pay the benefit accordingly.

How it works with other leave benefits

The Bonding benefit runs concurrently with applicable Chevron leaves and any similar federal, state or local leave laws. In cases where another applicable leave or law provides less than 100 percent of pay, the Bonding benefit can be used to make up the difference.

For example, if you work in California and are eligible for California Paid Family Leave (PFL), which covers 55 percent of your base pay (up to the maximum benefit amount as defined by the state requirements), you can choose to use both your PFL and Bonding benefit to receive 100 percent of your base pay.

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