Time offs, leaves & holidays
Vacation time off
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.
Bereavement time off
Time off for a family member's death
Civil duty time off
Time off for jury duty, trials, and subpoenas
Discretionary time off
Time off awarded for noteworthy achievement or effort
Time off related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking
Leave for employees affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking
Leave for reasons of faith or conscience
Optional two unpaid holidays for reasons of faith or conscience
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Detailed information to help you understand your rights and protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Family care emergency absences
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 UW's scheduled holidays, including pay and holiday credit.
Leave of absence without pay
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
Military duty leave
The rights and responsibilities of UW employees called to military duty
Northwest Hospital carryover time off
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.
UW holiday calendar
Specific dates for UW holidays.
Overtime/Compensatory 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
Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)
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.
Prior Washington state service credit and transfer between state of Washington employers
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 options
Shared leave helps employees financially manage work absences caused by a severe, extraordinary, or life- threatening health crisis or other qualifying circumstance.
Sick time off for regular contract covered, classified, and professional staff
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
Sick time off- Attendance Incentive Program
Learn about the sick time off attendance incentive program
Taking time off for an event or activity during the work day
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.
Sick time off for student hourly employees
Understand your sick time off benefit if you are in a temporary or student hourly position.
Temporary disability leave for pregnancy and childbirth
Leave available to birth parents for prenatal and postpartum medical needs
Unpaid time off
The University may allow unpaid time off if you don’t have enough accrued time off to cover your time away from work.
UW neighborhood clinics carryover time off
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).