Time Away From Work
No matter how much we enjoy our work - we all need to get away or to have time to do those very necessary personal or family tasks. VA offers an excellent array of programs that will give you the time you need. Among them are:
Each calendar year, enjoy 10 paid federal holidays:
You will accrue leave that can be used as paid vacation time that allows you to rest, relax, and recharge.
Full time employees initially earn 13 days per year. You can earn up to 26 days per year after continued service.
Full time nurses, nurse anethetists, physician assistants, and expanded function dental auxiliaries earn 26 days annually.
Physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists recieve 26 days per year.
Accrued annual leave can also be used as time off, allowing you to attend to personal business, emergencies, and family needs.
All full-time employees accrue 13 days of sick leave a year. Physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists earn 13 calendar days of sick leave.
Situations may arise that take you away from work for an extended period. VA allows up to
Joining VA gives you team members you can count on in times of trouble.
VA encourages you to meet your civic responsibility as a juror or witness. Court Leave is excused time away from work, during which time you will be fully paid.
You are entitled to use up to seven days of excused absence from work with full pay each year to serve as a bone marrow donor.
If you're a serving member of the Armed Forces, you'll find VA a supportive and appreciative workplace.
The VA Child Care Subsidy helps parents afford quality child care.
If you regularly commute to and from work using mass transit, you may be eligible for transit subsidy. The amount of subsidy authorized is based on your monthly public transit commuting costs up to a monthly dollar limit.
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Reviewed/Updated Date: November 9, 2009