Q: Why am I being granted these extra days off?
A: We care about your health and well-being. We want you to have additional time to step away from work and focus on your well-being, your family, and your other personal priorities.
Q: What if I am notified that I am in a critical role and need to work on one of these days off?
A: For the August Free Fridays, you will be granted the same number of days to use at another time within 4 weeks. For the year-end closure, making up the time should be discussed and approved by your direct supervisor, and in accordance with local laws.
Q: What is the process to request/record this time off?
A: For August Free Fridays, you do not need to take any action.
For the year-end closure, all employees should request the time off via the method they typically use for time off. If you end up needing to work on those days, you will need to cancel the requested time off in order to use those days at another time.
Q: What if I do not want to use my PTO at the end of the year?
A: We are encouraging everyone to take this time off so that we can all fully disconnect from work without worrying about emails or internal requests. Feedback from last year’s year-end time off was overwhelmingly positive, so we have decided to make this permanent. The exact dates for each year-end closure will be determined annually. The company intends for the year-end break to occur each year between December 25 (inclusive) and January 1. Your HR Business Partner can discuss this with you if you have further questions or concerns.