HII CARES Act COVID-19 Reimbursement Survey Begins Monday, May 10

Published May 5, 2021

CARES Act COVID-19 Reimbursement Survey starts Monday, May 10. You may be eligible for a reimbursement.

As advised in a March 22 email from Bill Ermatinger, HII vice president and chief human resources officer, HII employees who used Paid Time Off (PTO), Annual Leave (AL), Vacation (VAC) or Paid Personal/Sick Time for COVID-19-related reasons from March 15, 2020, through March 28, 2021, could be eligible for reimbursement. You can read that message here: Bill Ermatinger memo on CARES Act paid leave survey.

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HII is preparing to submit a request for reimbursement for COVID-19-related leave costs, which includes hours that employees took from their individual paid leave account balances for COVID-19-related reasons. If the government approves HII’s request, and the company receives reimbursement for leave costs it paid to employees, those employees will be eligible for reimbursement of their paid leave. If the government denies the company’s request, employees and the company will not receive reimbursement.

To determine if employee paid leave qualifies for reimbursement, HII has engaged a private accounting firm, Ernst & Young (EY), to conduct a survey. HII employees who took paid leave from March 15, 2020 through March 28, 2021 will receive a letter in the mail from EY with a unique passcode and instructions on how to access and complete the survey. The letters are being mailed this week. The survey, which will be open through June 20, 2021, is voluntary, and if an employee elects to not participate, they will not be eligible for reimbursement.

For more information and frequently asked questions, visit the HII CARES Act Paid Leave Survey webpage.

This does not apply to short-term disability payments, quarantine pay, special COVID-19 sick time, or sick leave covered by the Family First Coronavirus Response Act.