Employee Benefits
Bi-Mart understands the importance of providing health and financial security to you and your family. We strive to attract and retain the best employees and we believe that we accomplish this by offering a comprehensive benefits package. This package, on average, adds 40% to our employees’ total compensation.
Purchase Discount
Following three months of employment, eligible employees may purchase merchandise from any store location, at any front-end register, at a discount.
Group Health/Disability/Survivor Benefits
Bi-Mart makes coverage for preventative care, medical services and supplies, prescription drugs, vision, dental, and mental health and substance abuse treatment available to our eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees share in the cost of these benefits through pre-taxed payroll deductions. The company and employees share in the responsibility to control costs as proactive health care consumers.
Basic insurances such as life, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability are also provided.
Retirement Benefits

401(k)
Bi-Mart offers eligible employees the opportunity to save money for retirement on a pre-tax basis. This program allows employees to defer a portion of their compensation into a tax deferred retirement plan through the convenience of payroll deduction. As a participant of this program, employees are able to self-direct their investments into specific mutual funds or take advantage of time frame portfolios, an investment option based on your expected retirement date that offers a simple way to diversify your retirement investment. Participants have access to their funds through our loan provision and, under certain circumstances, may make withdrawals in the case of hardship.
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
The ESOP is designed to give each eligible employee participant a share in the ownership of the company through annual allocations of company stock. Not only do employees benefit from the annual allocation of shares, but they also get the satisfaction of sharing in the potential success of their company and working alongside other employees whose common goal is to make their company succeed.
Paid Time Off

Holidays
Bi-Mart observes the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
Hourly employees scheduled to work on any of the above holidays, will receive one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for hours worked that day, plus the holiday pay if eligible.
In addition to the holidays listed above, hourly employees will receive an anniversary day as a paid holiday after the completion of each anniversary year.
Vacation
All part-time and full-time employees are awarded vacation as follows:
Years of Service Number of Weeks Vacation Accrual Rate for Every 52 Compensated Hours
After 1 Year:
After 2 Years:
After 8 Years:
After 15 Years:
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
4 Weeks
(1 hour of vacation up to a max of 40 hours)
(2 hours of vacation up to a max of 80 hours)
(3 hours of vacation up to a max of 120 hours)
(4 hours of vacation up to a max of 160 hours)
Vacation time for the next anniversary year is accrued during your current anniversary year on all hours compensated.
Jury/Trial Duty
Bi-Mart believes that each employee has a civic responsibility to serve on a jury. As a result, after one year of employment you may be granted up to ten days of paid leave to serve on a jury or to participate as a witness in a trial. If an employee’s civic responsibility requires a longer commitment of time, or if the employee does not have one year of service, leaves are available without pay.
Bereavement
Employees with one year of service may be granted up to three scheduled workdays off, with pay, when a death occurs in the immediate family.
Continuing Education
Bi-Mart provides eligible employees partial tuition reimbursement for courses that are business or pharmacy related and contribute to the improvement of the employee’s on-the-job effectiveness.
Family/Personal Leave

Federal Family Medical Leave All Bi-Mart facilities are covered by the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA).
Oregon Family Medical Leave (Oregon Employees Only)
All Bi-Mart facilities located in the state of Oregon are covered by the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA).
Oregon Crime Victim’s Leave (Oregon Employees Only)
All Bi-Mart facilities located in Oregon State are covered by the civil rights laws in Chapter 659A of the Oregon Revised Statutes.
Military Leaves
Active reservists in the armed forces will be granted a military leave, without pay, for the annual two-week training period. In addition, employees leaving the company for military training or service (other than reserve training) shall be granted a leave of absence, if so requested.
Personal Leaves
Personal Leaves of Absence may be granted, at management’s discretion, when the need is an emergency or of a compelling nature. A personal leave is an absence expected to last longer than seven days and does not fall under another leave category.
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