Under the new policy, eligible hourly Walmart associates can earn an additional 25 percent on the quarterly cash bonuses they currently receive based on store performance.
According to Holler, more than 300,000 hourly associates currently have spotless attendance records. “Our associates told us they wanted to be rewarded for their dedication, and we couldn’t agree more,” he said.
In addition to the cash incentive for good attendance, Walmart introduced a Protected PTO program, giving hourly associates a bank of time to use when they unexpectedly can’t make it into work. Absences covered by Protected PTO don’t impact an associate’s attendance record. Associates in most locations can earn up to 48 hours of Protected PTO a year. This time can be used to cover an unplanned absence.