Leave of Absence and Time Off Policies - GE Transfers

I'm on a long-term medical leave as of January 1, 2019. What do I need to do?

You will continue your leave with your current GE leave administrator under your current GE medical benefits and current medical providers. When you return to work, you will enroll in Baker Hughes benefits.

What happens to my pay if I’m on a leave of absence prior to January 1, 2019?

You will continue to receive payments through your GE Oil & Gas systems and schedules.

Who do I call to notify of my return to work?

Contact the DBLC at 1-800-392-0789, your HRM or your manager to begin the return to work process.

I have a question about my benefits during a period of disability prior to January 1, 2019. Who do I call?

OneHR.GE.com can answer many of the questions you may have. If OneHR.GE.com does not answer your questions, contact the GE Benefits Center at 1-800-252-5259.

I have a question about my pay during a period of disability prior to January 1, 2019. Who do I call?

OneHR.GE.com can answer many of the questions you may have. If OneHR.GE.com does not answer your questions, contact Payroll at 1-800-315-1082.

I took my allowance of Short-Term Disability and/or FML for birth of a child, but did not choose to take my time off under Paid Parental Leave. May I take that after January 1, 2019?

Paid Parental Leave (PPL) can be taken within the first 12 months of the birth or adoption of a child. If PPL was not taken (will be verified) during the initial leave time off, PPL can be taken within one year of the event for up to eight weeks. PPL must be taken consecutively.

I was out on SCP or STD and returned to work prior to January 1, 2019, however, I need to explore going back out on SCP/STD (recurrence). Who do I contact?

If the claim would be considered as a recurrence under the GEOG plan, you will now contact BHGE Sedgwick at 877-423-8677 to initiate a new claim to begin under the BHGE STD plan.

What happens if my SCP/STD ends and/or I transition to LTD before January 1, 2019?

You will not be moved in the BHGE systems and will remain in GE systems until you return to work. If you are unable to return to work and break service with GEOG, you will not move into the BHGE system at any time.

Who can I contact for claims management for my leave or disability claim prior to January 1, 2019?

You will contact the GEOG DBLC to assist with questions about leave and disability for claims prior to January 1, 2019. Call 1-800-392-0789 and select option 1 for personal disability or option 2 for FMLA.

What happens if I return to work from an absence that exceeds 6 months?

You will be required to complete a successful drug and alcohol test and background check prior to returning to work.

If I am returning to work under the Transitional Work Program, what happens?

You will return under the TWA with GEOG guidelines. If you have to be taken back off of work, you will apply for a new disability claim under the BHGE Short-Term Disability plan.

If I am being accommodated under the ADA, how will Baker Hughes know to continue to allow this accommodation?

The Baker Hughes Leave of Absence Team will work to ensure any accommodations are managed per prior arrangements. Baker Hughes does not house accommodations in SAP currently.

In 2018, I got 20 Personal Illness (PI) and 5 Personal Business (PB) days. Do I continue to get 25 days? Will I be paid out for unused time?

GE Oil & Gas OTHSAL employees and a limited number of Hourly employees were eligible for 20 days of PI and 5 of PB on a rolling calendar. This time is never paid out if unused. Beginning January 1, non-field employees who are currently eligible for 20 days of PI and 5 of PB will be grandfathered and receive 25 days of PI/PB a year for the next five years. There are some exceptions to this grandfathering. Speak to your local HR Manager to understand how the transition will work for you.

Most GE Oil & Gas Hourly employees currently receive 3-5 days of PI/PB time each year, based on years of service. Unused time will be paid out in early 2019, similar to how it is today.