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Time Off & Leaves

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Paid time off is available so you can relax, maintain your health, and take care of yourself or your family.

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Paid Time Off

Paid time off is available to support your work-life integration.

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University Holidays

Stanford recognizes several annual holidays and closes for a period each winter for non-essential operations.

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Leaves of Absence

There may be occasions when you need more than three consecutive days away from work. We provide many types of leave options to support your needs.

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Stanford Community Leave Bank

You may voluntarily donate accrued vacation leave hours from your unused balance to support employees who have been affected by a catastrophic situation that requires an extended leave of absence.

Donate Accrued Vacation Leave Hours