Conditions and Qualifying Criteria for S.T.E.P.

Conditions and Qualifying Criteria for S.T.E.P.

  • The employee will choose certain peak shifts to make himself/herself available to work each week. The number of peak shifts, plus credit for tenure, will determine the tuition percentage to be reimbursed.
  • The employee must be available for 30 hours/week and work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for STEP. If the needs of the restaurant change, the manager may schedule fewer hours without affecting the employee’s eligibility for STEP.
  • Work availability requirements may vary by store based on staffing needs.
  • The deadlines to sign up for this program are October 1 for fall semester, February 15 for spring semester, and by the second week for schools using the quarter system.
  • The percentage reimbursement will be paid on completed credit as stated on the school’s grade report. No reimbursement is given for courses that are dropped, failed, or incomplete. Co-worker must submit a copy of the grade report to the store manager within 21 days of the end of the session to be eligible for reimbursement.
  • This program is available to all Amigos employees who are not on an alternative Amigos bonus plan.
  • The co-worker must not be employed elsewhere during the session without the manager’s prior written consent.
  • This is not a guarantee of employment. A STEP contract may be terminated by the company for unsatisfactory job performance.
  • The reimbursement will not be paid to co-workers who are not currently employed with Amigos on the last day of the session, or who otherwise fail to meet any of the conditions of this contract. If a co-worker is leaving after the end of the session, a written, two-week notice must be given.
  • The STEP contract must be signed by the manager and filed at the corporate office before it is legally effective and binding. Student will receive a copy after the contract is filed at the office.
  • Maximum reimbursement is $2000 per semester

A limited number of STEP scholarships are available at each location. Tenure and work availability will be the determining factors if a store reaches its limit of students on the STEP Program.