Well positioned for work from home (WFH): Currently,
approximately 75% of CenturyLink's global employee population, outside of some
of our critical field and customer-facing positions, are working from home.
Voluntarily providing 80 hours of emergency paid time off
(PTO): For the next 60 days, CenturyLink will provide up to 80 hours of
emergency, excused, paid time off (PTO) to all U.S. employees. This is in
addition to our current allotments of paid time off, sick leave, or other
company-provided paid and unpaid leave. This voluntary move goes beyond
the recently enacted "Families First Coronavirus Response Act," since
it does not require larger companies like CenturyLink to comply.
CenturyLink is also voluntarily providing 75 hours of
emergency PTO to employees in Canada.
Extending short-term disability benefits to new
employees: Effective immediately, we are waiving the one-year waiting
requirement for all current U.S.-based employees. Now, all U.S. employees are
provided with short-term disability coverage. CenturyLink offers employees up
to six months of short-term disability. Following six months, employees qualify
for long-term disability.
for frontline employees: We've provided technicians disinfectant supplies
and have changed the way we work and meet to "create distance." Our
technicians know they have flexibility to stay home if they are not feeling
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