HR Operations

Discretionary time off

Updated March 31, 2020 to reflect COVID-19 related changes.

Discretionary time off that expires on 3/31/20 is now extended through 3/31/21. Forfeited balances will automatically be reinstated.

Discretionary time off is paid time off awarded to a professional staff employee or SAG-AFTRA contract covered employee for a noteworthy achievement or effort that contributes to the unit’s mission, goals, or objectives.

Department or division heads may award up to six days of discretionary time off per calendar year per employee.

The UW Professional Staff Program offers details about awarding and using discretionary time off.