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First 3 years are just 13 days per year for each annual and sick leave.
Up to my PI to decide. They're usually pretty open.
Got 26 days/year plus sick days. It was very competitive, cannot ask more
Postdocs get 2 weeks per year
Vacation and PTO could be carried over.
I think NIH provides a reasonable vacation and paid time off.
IRTAs only get 8 days a year of paid sick leave and vacation, and are expected to save those days for graduate school interviews. It can be tough to balance.
Very flexible with time off for post-docs.
ANNUAL LEAVE (AL): The amount of vacation you get depends on your length of service. Briefly: <3 yrs = 13 days/yr 3-15 = 20 days/yr 15+ = 26 days/yr *This is annual leave (AL), separate from sick leave (SL) and Federal holidays (you get additional sick leave AND paid holidays in addition to your AL!). -You can carry over 30 days of AL to the next year. If you have more than that, you lose or can donate. SICK LEAVE(SL): -13 days/year, regardless of length of service. -You can carry over with no max year to year. HOLIDAYS: -There are currently 10 paid Federal Holidays a year: NYD - Jan 1 MLK Day - 3rd Mon in Jan President's Day - Last Mon in Feb Memorial Day - Last Mon in May 4th of July - July 4 Labor Day - 1st Mon in Sept Columbus Day - 2nd Mon in Oct Veterans Day - Nov 11 Turkey Day - 6th Thurs in Nov X-mas Day - Dec 25th *The Feds often get (paid) early dismissal (1 hr - 1/2 day) the day before some of these holidays. The dismissal is passed done via word of mouth by administration, so be aware. If your admins are out-of-office or don't send out the word, you may not be made aware of this.
Vacation time increases with years of employment.