Paid Time Off

Relax. Recharge. Regroup.

We believe in the power of time away to re-energize your mind and help you bring more to your work every day.

To meet the needs of all faculty and staff, Northeastern provides generous paid time off options, including vacation, sick time, personal days, holidays, bereavement, jury duty, and voting.

Vacation and sick days are accrued monthly and determined by position and employment length.

Vacation days

Depending on your position and length of service, you may accrue from 15 to 24 vacation days per year.

Sick days

Sick time is allotted at a rate of 12 days per year. Unused time can carry over up to a maximum of 30 days.

Personal Days

Each year, you are allotted 3 personal days.


Depending on your campus location, Northeastern University observes 12-13 paid holidays, one of which is a floating holiday.