Holidays and time off
Specific dates for UW holidays.
Information on UW's scheduled holidays, including pay and holiday credit.
Information on accrual and use of vacation time off, as well as what happens to your balance if you change UW jobs or leave the University.
Information on sick time off accrual and use, as well as what happens to your leave balance if you change UW jobs or leave the University.
Understand your sick time off benefit if you are in a temporary or student hourly position.
The University may allow unpaid time off if you don’t have enough accrued time off to cover your time away from work.
Learn about the sick time off attendance incentive program.
Time off for a family member's death.
Time off for jury duty, trials, and subpoenas.
Time off awarded for noteworthy achievement or effort.
Optional two unpaid holidays for reasons of faith or conscience.
Family care emergencies occur when regularly scheduled care plans are interrupted due to a school, camp, facility closure and/or the unexpected absence of a care provider.
The rights and responsibilities of UW employees called to military duty.
All classified non-union staff, contract classified staff, and professional staff who worked in eligible positions at University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest prior to January 1, 2020 may have a balance of Northwest Hospital carryover time off, which should be used prior to using sick time off.
Understand how and when employees earn overtime pay and compensatory time.
Regular employees receive one paid personal holiday per calendar year.
Vacation and sick time off credit for previous Washington state employment
Guidance for when supervisor approval and/or time off requests are required for employee participation in work-related events such as orientations, trainings, online courses, and community building activities.
Leave for employees affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
All classified non-union staff, contract classified staff, and professional staff who worked in eligible positions at UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) prior to January 1, 2021 may have a balance of UWNC carryover time off, which was converted from their Extended Illness Bank (EIB).