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Offering competitive pay and benefits and promoting work-life balance further helps us to attract and retain an engaged and diverse workforce that enables the greatest possible returns on our investments in talent.

Total Rewards Program

GM provides a comprehensive Total Rewards program to support our employees and their families around the globe. We prioritize a holistic approach to well-being, which includes support for employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellness. Besides offering competitive wages, GM’s benefit packages, which vary by country, may include health insurance, access to employee assistance program(s), life insurance, short- and long-term disability benefits, profit sharing, retirement and savings plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, vehicle discounts for employees and their family members and various other benefits employees can voluntarily elect.

Recognition Program

Recognition is an important part of the GM culture, and our salaried recognition program provides an online platform where employees across the globe can recognize and be recognized for living our company values and behaviors and for their contributions. This program is leveraged by 99% of our salaried employees. In 2021, there were approximately 1 million recognitions sent, 1.75 million recognitions received and 1.2 million comments shared. Additionally, we are working with our union partners to find new ways to recognize and engage represented employees.

In 2021

~1M recognitions sent

1.75M recognitions received

1.2M comments shared

Paid Family Leave/Disability Leave

GM provides salaried employees up to 12 weeks of paid family leave per year to care for a family member with a serious health condition or to bond with a child added to their family through birth, adoption or foster care placement. In 2021, 1,919 employees took an average of 37 days of Paid Family Leave. This leave is provided in addition to the six to eight weeks of disability leave available to birth mothers. Employees are also eligible to apply for unpaid time off under GM’s Dependent Care Leave policy, which provides job protection for up to 12 months.

GM provides short-term disability benefits for up to one year with wage replacement ranging from 60% to 100% of base pay. In 2021, 12,587 employees took short-term disability leave, 14% of the U.S. workforce.

After short-term disability benefits cease, company-provided long-term disability benefits are available to employees. Long-term disability benefits are payable up to age 65, depending on seniority and employee type, and provide for wage replacement at a rate between 50% to 60% of base pay.

Employee/Family Assistance

The Family Care Assistance program provides salaried employees access to back-up child/elder care, a subscription to to source care needs and elder care support, and a program to provide specialized assistance to support employees with children with developmental needs.

Additionally, GM salaried employees are eligible to utilize a combined lifetime maximum benefit of up to $40,000 to reimburse for expenses associated with fertility treatments, adoption and/or surrogacy. Plus, personalized navigation assistance can be provided to find the best clinical care, adoption or donor-assisted reproduction support teams.

Retirement, Savings and Profit Sharing

Represented employees, based on their service date, are eligible either to accrue service in the GM Represented-Rate Employees’ Pension Plan or to receive a 6.4% GM Retirement Contribution and $1 per hour contribution, up to 40 hours per week (and up to 2,080 hours per year), to their GM Personal Savings Plan account (401(k)). The salaried workforce receives a 4% retirement contribution and the opportunity for a 4% matching contribution to their 401(k) account. Employees are also eligible for represented profit-sharing or salaried bonus payments tied to the company’s achieving specific targets.

Pregnancy and Parental Leaves

In conjunction with government benefits, employees are eligible for up to 75% of their base salary for up to 12 months, based on the qualifications for that specific leave type.

Pension and Savings

GM provides a Defined Contribution Pension Plan for employees. The hourly plan requires a 4% employee contribution, and GM provides a 4% company contribution. If an employee contributes an additional 1%, GM will contribute an additional 2% of pensionable earnings. The salaried plan offers a 4% company contribution and the opportunity for a 4% match contribution toward a registered pension plan. All contributions are capped at current income tax limits.

Tuition Assistance

Salaried employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement up to a maximum of $8,000 CAD per calendar year for undergraduate, graduate or doctorate-level education. After eight years of service, hourly employees can receive tuition assistance of $1,300 annual reimbursement for each eligible dependent enrolled in a full-time or certificate program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university or community college.

Pension and Savings

GM provides salaried employees with a Defined Benefit Pension Plan provided they meet certain service and age requirements.

In addition, all salaried and hourly employees can contribute up to 13% of their salary (or the legal cap) into a Savings Fund each pay period. GM matches the amount up to the legal cap on an annual basis.

Other Benefits

Salaried employees with at least two years of seniority, and with leadership approval, may be reimbursed for up to 90% of their tuition costs (capped at MXN $100,000/year) based on class performance up to a maximum of three years. GM also provides a scholarship program for hourly employees’ children in the amount of MXN $2,400 to MXN $6,000 per year, depending on the location.

In addition, employees receive a food coupon up to a legal cap or 11% of salary, whichever is greater. GM subsidizes a portion of the employees’ meal costs at the on-site cafeteria, as well.

For all sites, GM provides a subsidized transportation/bus service for hourly employees.

For hourly and salaried employees, GM provides additional vacation days above regulatory requirements and pays above the mandatory requirements for the Christmas bonus and Sunday/vacation time for certain locations.

Paid Time Off/Additional Assistance

Female employees receive 180 days of maternity leave and are eligible for childcare assistance; according to the collective agreement of their locality.

Female employees are entitled to a breastfeeding leave for two half-hour periods during the working day, or eight consecutive days after maternity leave until the child is six months old and 30 days of paid rest in the event of a miscarriage; according to the collective agreement of their locality.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition is paid at 50% for employees’ undergraduate, graduate or doctorate-level education. This is subject to certain requirements, provided there is applicability to their current role and development plan. GM also offers discounts for employees for language schools and universities.

Pension and Savings

GM provides a Defined Contribution Plan for employees earning a specific base salary. Employees can contribute to the plan, and GM matches 50% of the total basic contribution. In addition, GM provides an additional general contribution for employees earning a specific base salary.

Paid Time Off/Additional Assistance

Marriage leave is provided for wedding preparation and honeymoon. Employees can also apply for unpaid personal leave to handle private matters. Employees can use up to 158 days maternity leave. Paternity leave is offered within three months after the birth of a child/children. Employees also receive five days of leave, per child, each year until their child turns three. Sick leave of five or 10 days, based on length of service, is also provided.

Local Chinese employees in Beijing can get a winter heating allowance of up to 1,800 yuan per person per year. Employees will also receive a clothing allowance of 500 yuan at the anniversary date of employment. Additionally, an internal housing fund is paid to local employees to support them in purchasing or renting a house.