Time off and leaves

What you need to know

PayPal offers generous time off and leave policies, so you can be there for the special moments, rest when you’re not feeling well, and recharge your batteries when you need to.

Taking time off—away from your job—is vital to being at your best. We support this by offering ample time off and leaves for all kinds of situations.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • You receive 25 days (200 hours) of PTO per calendar year, which is earned at the rate of 16.67 hours at the beginning of each month.
  • You are encouraged to avail time off to rest and recharge and spend time with your loved ones.

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Sick Time Off Policy

All regular employees are eligible for 7 working days of Sick Time Off each year. Sick Time Off is to be used when you're ill and is not to be used to care for a sick family member.

You accrue Sick Time Off at the beginning of the calendar year with accrual starting over at the beginning of each year. Unused Sick Time Off is not carried over to the following year, and you cannot cash it out. If you're a new hire, your balance is prorated based on your start month.

You may use Sick Time Off for half a day as well, if needed. Apply for Sick Time Off through Workday (page accessible within the PayPal firewall).

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2021 holiday schedule

New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1

Makara Sankranti/Pongal: Thursday, January 14

Republic Day: Tuesday, January 26

Global Wellness Day*: Friday, January 29

Global Wellness Day*: Friday, March 12

Good Friday: Friday, April 2

Ugadi/Gudi Padwa: Tuesday, April 13

Global Wellness Day*: Monday, April 26

Ramzan/Idu’l Fitr: Friday, May 14

Global Wellness Day*: Friday, June 4

Global Wellness Day*: Friday, July 23

Ganesh Chaturthi: Friday, September 10

Dusshera/Vijaya Dashmi: Friday, October 15

Rajyotsava Day: Monday, November 1

Diwali—Balipadyami: Friday, November 5

For a list of observed global wellness days, visit the COVID-19 Resource Center on the Bridge. (This page is only accessible within the PayPal firewall.)

*Employees who support and/or interact with customers or those who support a 24/7 review of customer accounts and transactions will receive flexible Wellness Days that can be used at a date of their choosing within the same quarter, working with their manager to schedule in advance.

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Floating holidays

In addition to your public holidays, you receive 2 floating holidays a year that you can use when you choose. Floating holidays don’t carry over—if you don’t use them, you lose them.

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Travel. Write a book. Pursue a hobby. Spend more time with your family. With PayPal’s sabbatical programme, you can.

After completing 5 years of continuous service, you are eligible for 4 weeks paid sabbatical. All 4 weeks must be taken at once.

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Bereavement leave

Receive up to 20 days paid bereavement leave for the death of a family member, depending on the relationship.

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Marriage leave

Employees receive 5 days of paid leave for their wedding.

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Parental leave

Maternity leave

Expectant mothers are eligible for 26 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Paternity leave

As a new father, you can receive 2 weeks of paid paternity leave to be with your family. Take within 6 months of the birth or adoption of a child 12 years old or younger.

Extended paternity leave policy

You may receive an extended paternity leave of up to 1 calendar week for the hospitalisation of mother or newborn due to pregnancy or delivery complexities.

This includes situations such as premature delivery, miscarriage, or any other severe medical condition that arises from the pregnancy and requires hospitalisation.

You are eligible for this leave only after using paternity leave. Similar to paternity leave, extended paternity leave can be used all at once and within a 30-day window from your paternity leave end date. Apply for extended paternity leave through Workday (page accessible within the PayPal firewall).

Adoption leave

Female employees who legally adopt a child who is 12 years old or younger qualify for up to 16 weeks of paid leave.

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