Overview

Taking time off from work is important for your overall well-being and productivity in both your professional and personal life. You may also find the need to take extended time away from work for health, family, or other reasons.

DSM offers a variety of benefits that allow you time to relax, recover, care for family members, honor personal commitments, and more.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

To find more detailed information, go to the HR Navigator and click on Worklife Balance/Leaves.

Holidays

To find more detailed information, go to the HR Navigator and click on Worklife Balance/Leaves.

Disability

Even the most health conscious people get sick sometimes. When that happens, you can count on DSM to allow you time to rest or receive treatment.

  • Short-term disability — If you need more time, you can receive company-paid short-term disability (STD) benefits. Coverage begins after 5 days of disability and pays 100% of your salary up to 13 weeks; 70% for the next 13 weeks; however, if you have been with DSM for three months, you have less than 1 year of service; the first 4 weeks are paid at 100% and the next 22 weeks are paid at 60% of your salary, with no maximum. STD benefits end after 26 weeks.
  • Long-term disability — For longer illnesses or injuries, long-term disability (LTD) coverage begins after you have been on short-term disability for 180 days. LTD core coverage replaces 60% of your monthly base pay up to a maximum of $10,000 per month.

For more information, see the Disability section.

Bereavement

To find more detailed information, go to the HR Navigator and click on Worklife Balance/Leaves.

Family Leave

Sometimes you need to take an extended period of time away from work to care for a new baby or family member or to recover from an illness. Through the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you may be eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

Qualifying situations include:

  • Your own serious health condition that makes you unable to perform the functions of your job (runs concurrently with short-term disability (STD).
  • A serious health condition of your child, spouse, or parent that requires you to care for that family member.
  • The birth of a child that requires you to take time off to care for the child (six or eight weeks depending on natural or Cesarean childbirth; will run concurrently with STD).
  • The placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care.
  • Covered military family leave.

Leave Eligibility

To find more detailed information, go to the HR Navigator and click on Worklife Balance/Leaves.

Military Leave

To support your service to your country, you may be eligible for an approved leave of absence consistent with the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

See the HR Navigator for more details.