Time offs, leaves & holidays
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
Time off for a family member's death
Time off for jury duty, trials, and subpoenas
Time off awarded for noteworthy achievement or effort
Leave for employees affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking
Optional two unpaid holidays for reasons of faith or conscience
Detailed information to help you understand your rights and protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act
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.
Information on the UW's 10 scheduled holidays, including pay and holiday credit
Specific dates for UW holidays
Information on how to request a leave of absence without pay, as well as the impact this type of leave has on benefits, salary increments, and time off accrual
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.
Time off to bond with your newborn or newly placed adopted or foster child
Learn about eligibility and how to apply for this new state benefit that offers partial wage replacement when you need to take leave for a qualifying event.
Regular employees receive one paid personal holiday per calendar year.
Vacation and sick time off credit for previous Washington state employment
For employees who work on a project or acquire knowledge and/or experience that will enhance the individual’s future contributions to the University.
Shared leave helps employees financially manage work absences caused by a severe, extraordinary, or life- threatening health crisis or other qualifying circumstance.
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
Learn about the sick time off attendance incentive program
Understand your sick time off benefit if you are in a temporary or student hourly position.
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 available to birth parents for prenatal and postpartum medical needs
The University may allow unpaid time off if you don’t have enough accrued time off to cover your time away from work.
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).