Sandia encourages you to take time away from work for rest, recreation, and personal activities.
With that in mind, a generous and flexible vacation policy is a key part of Sandia’s overall benefits package.
You earn vacation based on your years of service with Sandia and your employee classification.
Sandia credits your accrued vacation to your vacation balance twice per month.
Eligible employees start to earn 120 hours of vacation a year, with more capacity to earn with a longer tenure at Sandia. You can carry over unused hours into the next year. Once your balance hits 240 hours, you cannot earn additional vacation until you use some of your balance.
Represented employees: Be sure to check your collective bargaining agreement for all the details about accruing, using, and charging your vacation time. If there are any discrepancies between the collective bargaining agreement and the information presented through this website, the collective bargaining agreement governs.
Taking Vacation Time
You need to request and get approval from your manager to take your vacation time.
Sandia makes every effort to work with you to schedule vacation to meet your needs and preferences and to balance our business needs.
Sandia builds a pool of donated vacation using hours forfeited by employees who reach the maximum 240-hour vacation balance and continue to accrue time.
If you have exhausted all of your eligible paid time off and need to take an extended leave for a qualified situation (for example, after the death of an immediate family member or when called to active military service), you can apply for donated vacation.
Special rules apply for both non-represented and represented employees. Check HR Solutions for more details.