What you need to know

What can we say? Workday is a fun place to work, with lots of smart, interesting people. Still, you may occasionally need a break from all the awesomeness. That’s why we offer paid holidays, paid time off policies, and an array of leave options that can help you rest, recharge, and take care of yourself—or your family members.

Time off

2024 holidays

New Year’s DayMonday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 15, 2024
Presidents’ DayMonday, February 19, 2024
Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024
JuneteenthWednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence DayThursday, July 4, 2024
Labor DayMonday, September 2, 2024
Veterans DayMonday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28, 2024
Thanksgiving Day AfterFriday, November 29, 2024
Christmas EveTuesday, December 24, 2024
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25, 2024

Time when you really need it

Loss of a family member—or a beloved pet. Roof blowing off in a freak windstorm. Spending spree by hackers who made off with your personal info. These are all very bad things—and very good reasons you may need a few days of compassionate leave.

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Paid time off for hourly employees

You’re putting in important time toward Workday’s success. And you deserve time off, because, hey, everyone can use a break sometimes. Hourly Workmates accrue paid time off (PTO) as follows:

  • Full-time hourly employees: You accrue up to 20 days of PTO per year at a rate of 6.15 hours per pay period. You won’t accrue PTO during any unpaid portions of a leave of absence.
  • Part-time hourly employees: PTO accrual is prorated according to your preset full-time equivalent (FTE) work hours. For example, if you work four hours per day or 20 hours per week—in other words, 0.5 FTE—you’ll accrue 3.075 hours of PTO per pay period.

Once you reach the PTO accrual limit of 180 hours, you cannot accrue additional PTO until your accrued PTO drops below 180 hours.

Flex time off for salaried employees

We know you often have to be flexible about when and how much you work to meet the needs of your projects or team. So, for salaried Workmates, Workday offers a flexible time off (FTO) policy, which allows you to take time off from work when you need to. We trust you to maintain a good balance between your time off and your work responsibilities. Just be sure to get advance approval from your manager in Workday.

Packing for vacation?

Here’s one more thing to take with you. Your Unum life insurance from Workday comes with global medical emergency support for personal travel. Download the wallet card before you head to the airport.

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Additional time off policies

  • Voting, two hours at the beginning or end of a work day
  • Jury duty
  • Compassionate leave, up to 10 days
  • School activities
  • Bright Days Off make it easy for Workmates to get paid while volunteering in their community, up to three days a year.

Check in before checking out

We don’t have a lot of rules for taking time off, but here’s one must-do: Get your manager’s approval—and record all time off—in Workday.