1. What's the easier to remember URL for this page? 
http://pto.texasbsmstaff.org


2. Have further questions after reading below?  
Contact Peggy Moulden at 214-828-5259 / peggy.moulden@texasbaptists.org.


3. What's the website (Paycom) to turn in PTO?  
If you don't know your password, contact Bennye Thomas in HR.


4. How do I turn in my PTO days?  
See the How To Request Time Off in Paycom document from HR with instructions and examples to help you with the process.


5. When do I turn in my PTO days? 
You should enter your PTO into Paycom as soon as you take it.


4. I need help with Paycom. Who should I contact?  
You can call our office and we'll connect you to Bennye Thomas.

5. What are this year's holidays?  
BGCT Holiday Schedule 2017.  Do I have to use PTO for holidays? No, BGCT holidays do not count towards your PTO. Also, the BGCT is usually closed the week between Christmas and New Year's. Closed means that you don't have to use PTO.  Remember, this is a gift and not a guarantee!


6. Are there certain times I can't take PTO?
Please note that the BGCT Policy Manual stipulates that time taken away from work must be approved by the supervisor before commitments are established for the use of time away. Employees must agree to abide by the Collegiate Ministry / BGCT calendar in relation to paid time off and required meetings. Here is the official, up-to-date Texas BSM Staff calendar.  As campus ministers we must give our students priority over extra opportunities for recreation or extended service. For this reason we will not approve a full time worker to be away from the campus at the start of or during a school semester unless absence requires three or less work days. Paid time off or extended ministry time that requires more than three work days should be postponed until school is out for semester break or the summer months.


7. Have you been taking time off?
To be a healthy college ministry worker you need time off. BGCT gives us PTO to use when we're sick, on vacation, or need to be away from work. How wonderful that we have the flexibility to use PTO when we need to be off! Now is a great time to log in to Paycom to check your PTO balance and then put the rest of your PTO days on the calendar.


8. Do I have to turn in Mission Trip days as PTO? 
No, Mission Trip days are work. You don't have to turn in any days you take off after a Mission Trip either. 


9. Where can I find BGCT policy information about holidays, PTO, extended ministry leave, study leave, medical leave, bereavement, unpaid leave of absence, etc? 
You can find this information in sections 842-850 of the BGCT Policy Manual (updated May 2015). 


10. What's the difference between Extended Ministry and Mission Trip days?
Extended Ministry, for the most part, is not related to your students but rather work in Baptist life. Extended Ministry days are not intended for use on campus mission trips. They can, however, be used for the leading of Impact Mission Teams with the approval of the state staff. Examples of Extended Ministry would include: going on a mission trip with your church, going on a vision trip with Brenda, leading a camp for a week (not your students). Remember, Extended Ministry days must be approved by your Supervisor 90 days before the event.


11. What's HR's number?
The BGCT Human Resources phone number is 214-828-5327. Their fax number is 214-887-5455. Or you can call our office at 214-828-5250 and we'll transfer you to them. 


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Baptist Student Ministry   |   collegeministry@texasbaptists.org   |   This page last updated: 01/27/2017