Time Away from Work

Time Off

Reporting & Requesting Time Off

All Georgia Tech employees are required to request and report their time off. Learn more.


  • Classified full-time/part-time staff and some faculty employees are eligible to accrue vacation time.
  • Academic faculty from an academic unit who are appointed on a nine-month basis do not accrue vacation during the academic year.
  • To determine your eligibility for vacation time, you may view the Georgia Tech Vacation Policy.
  • To request vacation time, visit Employee Self-Service in OneUSG Connect. View instructions here.


2020 (12 days)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020  New Year's Day
  • Monday, Jan. 20, 2020  M.L.K, Jr. National Holiday
  • Monday, May 25, 2020  Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 3, 2020  Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 7, 2020  Labor Day
  • Thursday – Friday, Nov. 26 – 27, 2020  Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, Dec. 21 – Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 — Winter Break

Sick Leave

Regular, full-time/part-time faculty or staff accrue are eligible to accrue sick leave. To determine your eligibility for sick leave, you may view the Georgia Tech Sick Leave Policy. To request sick leave, complete the Sick Leave Request Form (non-exempt employees) or access TimeOut in TechWorks (exempt employees).

Shared Sick Leave

The Shared Sick Leave Policy is to establish criteria and standards for the donation of accrued sick leave to a sick pool in order to cover absence of a benefits-eligible employee necessitated by illness or injury of the benefits-eligible employee or an immediate family member (spouse, parent, or child) of a benefits-eligible employee. To view the Shared Sick Leave Policy, request donated sick leave and access forms, click here.

Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year. The employee must be employed for at least one year and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 months.

The below is a list of frequently asked questions about the FMLA. For more information, read the policy, attend a Be Well session on leave, or contact the GTHR leave specialist. 

Educational Support Leave

To supplement work-life balance options for University System of Georgia employees, each full-time, non-temporary employee of the USG shall be eligible for up to eight (8) hours of paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of promoting education in this state as authorized by O.C.G.A. § 45-20-32. Only activities directly related to student achievement and academic support will qualify for education support leave. Education support leave is not charged against any other leave. Education support leave does not accumulate or rollover and is not paid-out upon change of employment status.To view the Education Support Leave policy, click here. To view specifics examples of activities covered by this policy, view the Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual from the USG.

Other Types of Leave

Bereavement,  Voting, Court duty with pay; military leave with pay (up to 18 days per federal fiscal year) or military leave without pay; organ donation leave with pay (up to 30 days); bone marrow donation leave with pay (up to 7 days); blood donation leave with pay (8 hours per year or 2 hours per donation, up to four times per year). An employee who donates blood platelets or granulocytes through the plasmapheresis process may receive 16 hours per year or 4 hours per donation up to four times per year. Please visit the policy for additional information.