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.

Time-off programs

Non-exempt employees: Use Paid Time Off (PTO) for personal time, vacation, or illness.
You start earning PTO on your first day of employment. Full-time employees earn 4.92 hours each pay period. Plus, you earn an additional day for each year of service, with a max of up to 20 PTO days per year.

Part-time employees earn PTO time pro-rated, based on your scheduled hours.

Exempt employees: Use the Tracking-Free Vacation (TFV) policy to take time off for vacation, personal time, and short-term illness.

You don’t need to earn TFV and there is no annual limit. Just work with your manager when you want to use TFV.

Paid leaves of absence

Take care of what’s most important: your family. Our enhanced leave programs are designed to allow you to do just that. 

Enhanced maternity leave

Who it’s for: Birth mothers

What you get: 100% of your base salary for up to 8 weeks of time away from work while you're on pregnancy disability.

What else to know: This benefit is in addition to and coordinated with other benefits, such as Short-Term Disability or any statutory programs, to ensure you get 100% of your base pay for up to those first 8 weeks.

Bonding leave

Who it’s for: Mothers and fathers who have a child or adopt/foster

What you get: 100% of your base pay for up to 8 weeks within the first year of the birth or placement of a child.

What else to know: This benefit can be taken at one time or in increments with your supervisor’s approval. It will be coordinated with other applicable benefits, such as state-specific paid-leave programs.

Family care leave

Who it’s for: Exempt and non-exempt employees

What you get: Paid time off and 100% of your base pay for up to 8 weeks to care for a seriously ill family member.

What else to know: Qualifying family members include your spouse, child, or parent, if you're certified as the primary caregiver. This leave will be coordinated with any other applicable benefits, such as state-specific paid-family-leave programs.

Non-exempt employees: You must have one year of employment to take advantage of PayPal's Enhanced Leave Programs. You also must give at least 90 days’ notice before your intended leave so your manager can plan accordingly.

California paid family leave

The California paid family leave (PFL) benefit provides partial pay for up to 8 weeks to employees who take time off from work to bond with a new child or care for a seriously ill family member. The California PFL benefit coordinates with PayPal’s Bonding Leave and PayPal’s Family Care leave benefits, which when combined both provide 100% of pay for the 8-week leave period. For nonexempt California employees with less than one year of service, available benefits are provided by the California PFL program. Go to the Time Off & Leaves page on the Bridge for more information.

Sick leave

Getting sick. Medical appointments. A sick family member who needs care. Paid sick leave (PSL) gives you the time you need to deal with these issues.

Non-exempt employees: Eligible for 5 PSL days (40 hours) per year. Accrual is per pay period until you reach the max 5 days. You can use PSL after you’ve been employed for 90 days.

Exempt employees: Eligible for 5 PSL days per year. You receive all 5 days at the beginning of the year and can use them after you’ve been employed for 90 days.

Provider contact information

HR Hub

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