Time off and leaves of absence

What you need to know

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.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

PTO is available for you to take time away from work and spend it the way you want to.

You’re guaranteed 28 calendar days of PTO per year through local legislation. In addition, you are entitled to 3 additional calendar days of PTO per year.

Your PTO entitlement will be available after 6 months of joining PayPal. In some cases, we may allow you to use your PTO before this time.

Your PTO is calculated pro rata if you join or leave PayPal during the working year.

You cannot take less than 1 calendar day of PTO.

How it works

The PTO year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

You should use any accrued PTO before being granted an unpaid personal leave.

Request PTO

Your PTO requests should be submitted through Workday in the My Time and Absence section. Just type “workday” into your browser (must be on the Bridge from the PayPal network). Your requests will then be automatically routed to your manager who will review them.

Please make sure that you use the following PTO types when making your request:

  • PTO Time off (Paid) for standard PTO
  • In line with Russian law, you must take at least 14 calendar days as a continuous block of PTO

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Paid sick leave (PSL)

Getting sick. Medical appointments. A sick family member who needs care. You receive up to 60 calendar days of paid sick leave per year at 100% of your base salary to deal with these issues.

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Paid leaves of absence

Depending on your leave, supporting documentation may be required. Please visit HR Hub for more information (only accessible within the PayPal firewall).

Bereavement leave

Receive 20 days paid bereavement leave for the death of a partner or child; 3 days paid leave for a parent, grandparent, or sibling; 1 day paid leave for other family members. 

Marriage leave

Receive 5 days of unpaid leave for your wedding. 

Maternity leave

Expectant mothers are eligible for up to 140 days of paid maternity leave (70 days before and 70 days after birth).

Parental bonding leave

All full-time and part-time employees may take parental bonding leave if you have:

  • A baby and need to care for your newborn child
  • A child placed with you for adoption or long-term (generally a year or more) foster care

Parental bonding leave gives you a minimum of 6 weeks of time off with 100% base pay.

This benefit is coordinated with all discretionary and/or statutory leave benefits that exist locally, such that the total period of paid leave available is no less than 6 weeks. Where local leave benefits exceed 6 weeks, but statutory pay is less than full pay, the employee is entitled to receive the difference between full pay and statutory pay. Where local leave benefits exceed six weeks at full pay, there will be no additional benefit.

Refer to the Bonding Leave Policy on Employee Central for more details (only accessible within the PayPal firewall).

Study / exam leave

Receive 15 days of unpaid leave to prepare for and take your exams.

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Provider contact information

Time away

HR Hub

This page is only accessible within the PayPal firewall.