Time off

What you need to know

PayPal offers generous time-off 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 for all kinds of situations.

2021 holiday schedule

New Year’s Day: 1 January

St. Patrick’s Day: 17 March

Good Friday: 2 April

Easter Monday: 5 April

May Bank Holiday: 3 May

June Bank Holiday: 7 June

Global Wellness Day: 23 July

August Bank Holiday: 2 August

October Bank Holiday: 25 October

Christmas: 25 December

St. Stephen’s Day: 27 December

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.)

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Paid Time Off (PTO)

PayPal values your wellness and wants you to take care of yourself and others in a way that best addresses your needs. Our Paid Time Off (PTO) policy provides the flexibility to use your time for whatever recharges you.

You start earning PTO on your first day of employment. Starting 1 January, full-time employees earn 18 hours of PTO per month / 216 hours of PTO per annum. This means you receive 27 working days of PTO a year. Part-time employees earn PTO time prorated, based on your scheduled hours. Your PTO is loaded on the 1st of January of each year for you to use.

Each new year, you can carry over a maximum of 5 days PTO, which should be used by the end of March. Your manager will review your PTO balance with you regularly.

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Travel. Write a book. Pursue a hobby. Spend more time with your family. With PayPal’s sabbatical programme, you have the opportunity to do all this and more.

After completing 5 years of continuous service, full- and part-time employees are eligible for 4 weeks paid sabbatical. All 4 weeks must be taken at once and within 12 months of the 5-year anniversary date.

Use the sabbatical checklist to apply and get ready for your sabbatical.

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Paid leaves of absence

Take care of what’s most important to you: your family. PayPal offers a variety of paid leaves of absence that allow you to take care of your loved ones. Please check the relevant Leave of Absence policy on the Bridge to ensure you allow enough time for your notice.

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Parent's leave

Other types of paid leave

Provider contact information

Time off (includes leaves)


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