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Holidays

As a government employee, you are entitled to paid holiday from the first year of employment. In order to receive the full paid holiday, you must be employed for the entire year. The number of days annual leave you receive is determined by your age. The number of days annual leave you earn during your period of employment is detailed in your wage slip. Standard holiday applies for teachers and doctoral students - read more below.  

Annual leave entitlement

Age

Number of days annual leave

Up to and including 29 years of age

28 days

From 30 years of age

31 days

From 40 years of age

35 days

Earning days

Partial year employment
If you are employed for only part of the year, you earn holidays in accordance with the below formula:
Number of days employed x annual leave/365 (leap year=366)

Unpaid leave
According to the Annual Leave Act, new employees have the right to unpaid leave, meaning the total leave is five weeks for a person employed prior to 1 September. A person employed on or after 1 September is entitled to a minimum of one week's leave (paid+unpaid).

Using days

For employees working Monday-Friday every week
The amount of annual leave that you take is counted off one day at a time

For full-time employees not working every day of the week
The quota for the leave you take is calculated based on how many days you have worked per week on average. You can find the formula for the calculation in our central ALFA agreement, found under "Agreement" on Human Resources' homepage.

For employees with irregular working hours
Each work day (and where applicable Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) that falls in a holiday period shall count as a holiday.

For employees with reduced annual leave entitlement
Are you entitled to 20 days annual leave or less because you are employed only during a certain part of the calendar year or because your leave of absence reduces your annual leave entitlement? If so, you must take at least half of the days as annual leave; the rest may be saved.

Organisation of annual leave

The Department Head/unit manager decides how annual leave is to be organised, but will where possible take into consideration the employee's wishes.

The Department Head/Head of Unit must ensure that the employee receives four weeks' annual leave (=20 days annual leave) between June and August. Three of these must be consecutive.

Standard holiday for teachers and doctoral students 2019

Linköping University applies standard holiday for teachers and doctoral students.

Holiday of year 2019 will be from June 24 according to the following standard below.

Holiday premium will be paid along with the standard holiday (i.e. the current month or the month after the holiday).

Under normal circumstances, teachers' and doctoral students´ annual leave must, in accordance with Section 13 of the applicable agreement concerning working hours for teachers, coincide with student holidays.

Registration of standard holiday does not exclude the possibility of another scheduling of vacation during the year, or the right to save vacation, but it requires a dialogue with your supervisor about work during the period of the standard holiday, and effect of business as holiday be located at any other time than standard holiday.

2019 years standard holiday days for teachers and doctoral students will be the following times:

  • For you who have 35 vacation days (From 40 years of age) It will be 35 days in the period 24/6 - 9/8.
  • For you who have 31 vacation days (From 30 years of age) It will be 31 days in the period 24/6 - 5/8.
  • For you who have 28 vacation days (those that aged under 30 1 January 2019) It will be 28 days in the period 24/6 - 31/7.

Information about holiday 2019 for teachers and doctoral students (pdf)

Accrued annual leave

If you are entitled to more than 20 days annual leave during a given year, you can save the days in excess of this (maximum 30 days annual leave saved).

Are you entitled to 20 days annual leave or less because you are employed only during a certain part of the calendar year or because your leave of absence reduces your annual leave entitlement? If so, you must take at least half of the days as annual leave; the rest may be saved.

Holiday pay and holiday allowance

Holiday pay is constituted by the fixed pay that applies during annual leave plus holiday allowance

For each day of paid leave, holiday allowance of 0.44 or 0.49 % of the current (at the time of payment) fixed salary is paid out. Ask your Human Resources Manager or Payroll Administrator which percentage applies to you.

For each earned day of paid leave that the employee takes, there is a holiday pay guarantee, for details see Villkorsavtalet.

If you end your employment at the university, you are entitled to holiday remuneration if you have not taken all of your earned annual leave. The holiday remuneration constitutes 4.6% of the fixed salary multiplied by the number of remaining days' annual leave plus holiday allowance in accordance with the above.

Holiday remuneration for hourly-paid staff

For temporary work that is paid per hour, holiday remuneration of 12% of the salary shall be paid out.


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Last updated: 2019-03-19