Paid time off (PTO) is designed to provide postdoctoral appointees time away from work to attend to personal responsibilities and balance the demands of both their professional and personal lives. Postdoctoral appointees are entitled to eight (8) University holidays each year: New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Appointees are additionally entitled to 12 business days as PTO during each one-year appointment, prorated for appointments of less than 12 months. All PTO should be scheduled in advance with the faculty mentor, and it is recommended that a written record of time used be maintained. PTO does not accrue from one year to the next and is not paid out if unused by the end of an appointment.