Eligible employees are granted 36 hours (4.5 days) of personal holiday hours per year (pro-rated if part-time) at time of hire, and again at the start of the fiscal year (July 1) for Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited appointees and at the start of the calendar year (January 1) for University Staff employees.
Once personal holiday is granted, it may be used from the first day of employment and like other paid leave, must be approved by your supervisor.
Personal holiday hours must be used by the end of the year in which they are earned or they will be lost.
- Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited appointees must use personal holiday hours by the end of the fiscal year (June 30).
- University Staff employees must use personal holiday hours by the end of the calendar year (December 31)
Forms & Resources
- UW System Administrative Policy 1211 (formerly BN 2): Personal Holiday and Legal Holiday Administration
last updated: 12/9/2016
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