Time Off

Time Off provides leave from work for a defined period of time to address unexpected or ongoing personal and family needs.

Time Off in Short Increments

  • Short-Term Time Off (STO) is used to address the ordinary predictable and unpredictable needs of life (e.g., a sick employee, a sick child, a child’s school conference, a death in the family, a home repair).
  • Episodic Time Off (EPTO) is used to address a recurring predictable need for time off from work (e.g., an employee who has -- or cares for a family member who has -- an illness or chronic health condition that flares up sporadically, an employee who volunteers regularly in the community, an employee who is obtaining advanced training).

Time Off in Long Increments

  • Extended Time Off (EXTO) is used to address a need for time off from work for a single reason that extends for more than five days but less than one year (e.g., caring for a newborn or newly adopted child, having a serious health condition or caring for a family member with a serious health condition, or serving in the military).