Overview

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 fiscal or calendar year in which they are granted 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)

In the resource section below UW System Administrative Policy 1211 (formerly BN 2): Personal Holiday and Legal Holiday Administration can be accessed which outlines additional details on personal holiday hours.

Note that interim policies were approved that extended the deadline to use personal holiday hours for hours granted in fiscal year 2020 and calendar year 2020.

  • Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited appointees have until June 30, 2021 to use personal holiday hours granted for fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). Personal holiday hours granted for fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) must also be used by June 31, 2021 or they will be lost.
  • University Staff employees have until December 31, 2021 to use personal holiday hours granted for calendar year 2020 (January 1 – December 31, 2020). Personal holiday hours granted for calendar year 2021 (January 1 – December 31, 2021) must also be used by December 31, 2021.

The interim policies that outline the extension can be accessed in the resources section below.

Resources

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. Information on this page does not guarantee enrollment, benefits and/or the ability to make changes to your benefits.

Updated: 06/22/2021