Time Off and Leaves

Rest, relax, and recover

We know you’re always striving to be at the top of your game. The only way to maintain that exceptional performance level is to occasionally take breaks from work and devote some time to fun, friends, and family. Our generous Time Off and Leave policies give you the chance to relax, rejuvenate, or tend to personal matters.

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Company holidays
Paid time off
Scheduling time off
Leaves
Applying for leave
Sabbatical program
Volunteer time off

Company holidays

With nine standard holidays and four floating holidays, you get a total 13 paid holidays each year.

  • Nine standard holidays—Check out the CY 2017 holiday schedule [PDF] to see this year’s holidays.
  • Four floating holidays—Four floating holidays—You have four extra holidays each fiscal year—and it’s your call when you use them. Depending on your hire date, your number of floating holidays changes. Check out the holidays for FY 2017 [PDF] and FY 2018 [PDF].

Paid time off

Our generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy helps you get refreshed and take time off when you need it. It includes vacation time or one-off sick days.

  • Paid time off (PTO)—You begin accruing PTO on your hire date. The amount of time you can take off depends on how much time you have accrued. You’re allowed to go over your available PTO balance by up to 40 hours. For more information, see the accrual schedule. [PDF]
  • Time off policy for U.S. directors or higher—If you’re a U.S. exempt employee grade 9 or higher (director or above), you have the flexibility to take personal time off without worrying about how many hours you’ve accrued or having to report your time off. For more information, review the Time Off Policy and FAQ. Effective March 1, 2017, U.S. exempt employees in grades 7 and 8 will also be eligible for this policy. Updated policy and FAQ will be posted soon!

Scheduling time off

Get some quick tips on scheduling your time off.

Leaves

Salesforce understands that there are different circumstances in life that require you to take a leave of absence—we provide diverse leave programs to suit those needs. Learn more about the different kinds of leave that Salesforce offers, and how your pay, benefits, and employment might be affected. To access the following guides, log in to policyforce using SSO.

Check out Parent Programs for the extensive benefits and resources available to Salesforce parents.

Applying for leave

  • Notify your manager of your absence.
  • Call Matrix Absence Management at 1-855-354-6937 to file your leave claim.
  • Make changes (if necessary) to your benefits.
  • Contact Matrix Absence Management when you are ready to return to work.

Sabbatical program

The Sabbatical Program provides U.S. employees with an opportunity to take unpaid time away from work to rejuvenate and engage in personal pursuits. You get one week of unpaid sabbatical for each full year of employment. You can take it as a week per year or bank it and take it in larger amounts at a later date.

For more information about how to take advantage of this program and things to consider before taking your sabbatical, please review the Sabbatical Guide and FAQs.

Post to Concierge for help with sabbatical questions.

Volunteer time off (VTO)

Salesforce employees are eligible to take up to 7 days of paid Volunteer Time Off per year supporting their communities! Since our inception in 1999, Salesforce employees have volunteered more than 1 Million volunteer hours. Ready to start volunteering? Sign up on Volunteerforce1 through Aloha. The top 100 eligible volunteers will be rewarded with a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit organization of their choice.