The requirements are pretty simple. For every calendar year that you work 1,000 hours on Burnett’s payroll, including at least 1 hour in the last quarter of the year (October thru December), you will gain a year of participation. Burnett has established a “step-vesting” program. It takes 6 years of participation (meeting the 1,000 hours per year requirement) to be 100% vested. Under a step-vesting program, you earn a certain percentage per year of participation. After 2 years, you are 20% vested, after 3 – 40%, after 4 – 60%, after 5 – 80%, and after 6 years, you are 100% vested!