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Vacation and Mentor-Approved Flexibility of Observed Holidays and Winter Break

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In any appointment year, a postdoc may elect to take up to ten University business days as paid vacation days, on which days the postdoc will continue to receive their stipend. Postdocs are also entitled to the eight official holidays observed by the University and are eligible to take the University’s special winter vacation, during which time the University is typically closed. If a postdoc wishes to work and/or perform research during an official holiday or special winter vacation, the postdoc can use the equivalent time as additional paid vacation days. Postdocs forfeit any unused vacation days or holidays at the end of any appointment year.