family care benefit

time off to care for family

The Family Care benefit provides pay replacement, so you can take time to care for an ill or injured loved one.

for more information

More details about this benefit can be found in the Short-Term Disability Plan summary plan description (SPD).

the basics

The Family Care benefit provides time off to care for an ill or injured family member and has two separate time banks:

  • Family Care provides up to one week of paid time off per year to care for an eligible family member for preventive care (e.g. doctor’s appointments), medical care (due to a serious health condition), or for any similar purpose under any paid family or sick leave law that applies to you.
  • Extended Family Care provides an additional seven weeks of paid time off per year to care for an eligible family member with a serious health condition.

who's eligible to participate

All full-time and part-time employees who have at least six months of health and welfare eligibility service and who are eligible for Chevron health and welfare benefits.

You may become eligible for different benefits at different times. Participation and coverage do not always begin when eligibility begins. Chevron Corporation, in its sole discretion, determines your status as an eligible employee and whether you’re eligible for the plan. Subject to the plan’s administrative review procedures, Chevron Corporation’s determination is conclusive and binding. If you have questions about your eligibility for this plan, you should contact the Chevron Human Resources Service Center.

Eligible family members include:

  • A biological, adopted, or foster child, a stepchild, a legal ward or a child of a person standing in the place of a parent (any age).
  • A spouse, domestic partner, parent (including in-laws), brother, sister or grandparent.

when it can be used

Eligible employees can use up to one week to care for an eligible family member for the following reasons:

  • Preventive care (e.g., doctor’s appointments).
  • Medical care (due to a serious health condition).
  • For any similar purpose under any paid family or sick leave law that applies to you.
You can use this benefit in a minimum of one-hour increments with supervisor approval.

Eligible employees can use up to an additional seven weeks to care for an eligible family member for the following reasons:

  • Medical care (due to a serious health condition).
  • For any similar purpose under any paid family or sick leave law that applies to you.

You can use this benefit in a minimum of one-hour increments. To use the Extended Family Care benefit, first notify your supervisor and then follow the Disability Management process to report your absence.

how to use it

To view your available time off for Family Care, go to the Time Balances section of your time sheet application. You will have two separate banks – one for Family Care (up to one week) and one for Extended Family Care (up to seven weeks). The amount available for each bank is shown in hours based on your regular work schedule.
You should notify your supervisor in advance when the need for time off is foreseeable or as soon as practicable. After you obtain approval from your supervisor, you (or your time administrator) will need to record your absence on your time sheet.

You should notify your supervisor in advance when the need for time off is foreseeable or as soon as practicable. After you notify your supervisor, you will need to follow the Disability Management process to report your absence. Please note, you will be required to submit supporting documentation.

Refer to the Family Care Quick Reference Checklist for additional information about the process.

The process for recording time off depends on which benefit you’re using:

  • For Family Care, you (or your time administrator) will need to record your absence on your time sheet using the code: Family Care.
  • For Extended Family Care, you cannot code your own time. Reed Group will notify U.S. Payroll Operations if your requested time off is approved. If it is, either U.S. Payroll Operations or your time administrator will record your absence on your time sheet using the code: Fam Care-Extended.

how it works with other leaves or benefits

The Family Care benefit runs concurrently with applicable Chevron leaves and any other similar federal, state or local leave laws. For example, in California, Family Care will run concurrently with any California Paid Sick Leave (PSL), regardless of purpose for use. In cases where another applicable leave or law provides less than 100 percent of pay, the Family Care 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 60-70 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 Family Care benefit to receive 100 percent of your base pay.

This web page provides only certain highlights about changes of benefit provisions. It is not intended to be a complete explanation. If there are any discrepancies between this communication and the legal plan documents, the legal plan documents will prevail to the extent permitted by law. There are no vested rights with respect to Chevron health care plans or any company contributions towards the cost of such health care plans. Rather, Chevron Corporation reserves all rights, for any reason and at any time, to amend, change or terminate these plans or to change or eliminate the company contribution toward the cost of such plans. Such amendments, changes, terminations or eliminations may be applicable without regard to whether someone previously terminated employment with Chevron or previously was subject to a grandfathering provision. Some benefit plans and policies described in this document may be subject to collective bargaining and, therefore, may not apply to union-represented employees.