DMMI – Thursday, April 16 Update: DMMI Response to COVID-19
We continue to adapt to the changes caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the impact to our business and the auto industry. Again, our commitment is to support you and ensure that DENSO as a company can endure the extended slowdown caused by COVID-19.
Below is our approach to operations and pay for the week beginning April 19.
- Your safety is our top priority.
- We have developed rigorous safety measures that we are putting in place to protect you when we begin returning to the workplace.
- We will share more details on these safety measures in the coming days.
- We will continue to provide service and repair parts per federal guidelines.
- As this pandemic extends, we are getting more insight into our customers’ plans. Many are beginning to prepare for a slow and gradual return to production.
- These decisions will affect our schedule and manpower needs, which means we have to make some difficult decisions.
- DENSO affiliates across North America will begin to adjust their temporary workforce to align with decreased production volumes; DMMI is no exception.
- This week, temporary workers associated with DENSO will be paid according to the information listed below. By Wednesday, April 21, temporary agencies will be notified about changes for their individual employees.
Non-Exempt Associate Pay Change
- Not required to work, or unable to work from home: Paid 60% of base wages for the week beginning April 19. This is 24 hours for full-time associates. Part-time associates will be paid 60% of their regularly scheduled hours. *
- Required to work on-site: Paid a premium of $30 for each day** worked on-site, in addition to 60% of base wages. Associates who work hours beyond 60% of their core hours daily (4.8 hours for full-time) will be paid for hours worked. Leaders will notify you if you are required on-site. Normal attendance rules apply.
- Working from home: Work with your leader on a work-from-home plan. You will be paid 100% straight-time pay with a minimum of 24 hours for full-time associates.
- Temporaries, contractors, co-ops and interns: Paid 60% of base wages. This is 24 hours for full-time workers. Those required to work on-site will be paid a premium of $30 for each day, in addition to 60% of base wages. Those who work hours beyond 60% of their core hours daily (4.8 hours for full-time) will be paid for hours worked. Leaders will notify you if you are required on-site. Normal attendance rules apply.
*DENSO associates with paid time off (PTO) can choose to supplement this partial payment with PTO, otherwise the time will be recorded as unpaid time off without penalty.
** Premium details: Premium will be paid one week after normal paychecks. We apologize, but we need to manually process this premium due to payroll software limitations. This premium is approximately 20% for most associates.
Exempt Associate Pay
- Our approach to operations and pay will remain the same for exempt associates during the week of April 19.
- This crisis has impacted every job in our organization. Without normal operations, it is nearly impossible for associates to make the same contribution.
- Exempt associates at all levels are expected to continue to optimize their work-from-home contributions and take one PTO or unpaid day off for the week beginning April 19.
- Leaders will work with individuals to plan work schedules for next week and accommodate each team member’s time off.
- Of course, there are associates contributing more than ever during this crisis. We thank those of you for keeping our facilities, operations and critical projects moving during this unprecedented time. These associates will continue to be paid 100% of their wages, as they carry out their full-time responsibilities.
Individuals will be notified by their leader about schedules for next week by 4PM on Friday, April 17. Those who are part of NA Functional teams, you will follow direction set by your NA Functional Leader.
While this may not be ideal, it will help us to maintain our commitment to support you while maintaining the stability of our company.
We will continue to update you openly and honestly as we navigate the challenges ahead. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones.