Paid Time Off and Leave Programs

GW values the time you invest at the university, and we also recognize the importance of taking time away from work to rest and recharge, or attend to your health and family obligations. After all, making an investment in yourself brings renewed focus and creativity to your career at GW.

Paid time off programs include annual and sick time, holidays, as well as a winter break at the end of December.

The university also provides unpaid leave such as Family and Medical Leave, Military Duty Leave and Paid Parental Leave (after meeting eligibility requirements).

The Benefits team manages the administration of all paid time off and leave programs. Please visit their website to access the Paid Time Off and Leave Guide (PDF), where you can find more information on program policies, holiday dates, and manager tips on implementing time off and leave programs within your department.  For questions about these programs, please email Benefits at [email protected] or contact your HR representative.

Administration of Paid Time Off and Leave 

You, with the help of your manager, are responsible for managing your paid time off and leave, to ensure that you have accumulated paid time off and leave to use when you most want and need it while ensuring that the requirements of your position at GW and the operational needs of your department can be met in a satisfactory manner during your absences. You are also responsible for reporting your paid-time off and leave that you have taken, honestly, accurately, and in a timely manner.

Questions About Your Paid Time Off

If you have questions or issues about your paid time off that cannot be resolved by working with your direct manager, you should contact the HR representative assigned to your department or another HRMD staff member. You can contact Payroll Services at 571-553-4277 for issues directly related to payroll. If you aren’t sure who to contact, please contact the HRMD Faculty & Staff Service Center at 202-994-8500, Marvin Center Suite 242, 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052.