Annual Holiday

Annual holiday regulations depend on whether you belong to the staff catacory of "reseach and teaching staff" or "other staff".

Length of annual holiday and leave-earning

Research and teaching staff

Teachers' and researchers' annual working time 1621 hours covers the academic year from August 1 to July 31 next year. 1600 hours are specifically working hours; holidays are in addition to this. Teachers' and researchers' holidays need not be written in the work plan or in the unit's holiday lists. It is of course polite to arrange holiday times with your manager.

Although the holiday periods are not written in the work plan or recorded in the personnel system, it is important that also the researchers and teachers allocate their holidays in SoleTM. Hours allocated in SoleTM are used in cost accounting on University level. When employees do not allocate their holidays, the total of recorded indirect working hours in the university is too low, and consequently the personnel overhead is too low.  This cuts down the funding applied for in the full cost model.

Regulations on annual holidays, excluding the regulations pertaining to holiday bonus, are not applied to persons who are subject to the working time regulations for the teaching and research staff (annual workload of 1,600 hours) or to the regulations for the teaching staff at teacher training schools.

Other staff

The annual holiday is defined on the basis of the leave-earning year, which is a 12-month period ending at the end of March before the upcoming leave-taking period. A completed leave-earning month shall be a calendar month during which the employee has been at work for a minimum of 14 days.The leave-taking period begins on 1 June and ends on 30 September.

The length of an employee's annual holiday shall be determined as follows:

If the employee has worked continuously for the current employer or for another university for less than one year at the end of the leave-earning year, then the annual holiday earned for each completed leave-earning month shall comply with the following table:

Completed leave earning months

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Number of days of holiday

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

 

  • If the employee has been directly employed by the same employer, by some other Finnish university or comparable research institute, or by a university hospital for not less than one year by the end of the leave-earning year, or if the employee is entitled to twelve leave-earning months from the foregoing service relationships for the completed leave-earning year, then the employee shall be entitled to annual holiday reckoned in accordance with the following table for each completed leave-earning month of the current employment:

Completed leave earning months

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Number of days of holiday

3

5

7

10

13

16

19

1

24

26

28

30

 

  • If the employee has completed not less than fifteen years of service earning entitlement to annual holiday before the beginning of the leave-taking period (by 31 May), then the annual holiday entitlement for each completed leave-earning month shall be reckoned according to the following table:

Completed leave earning months

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Number of days of holiday

3

6

9

11

15

18

22

25

28

31

34

38

 

For more detailed information on annual holiday procedures, exchanging holiday's bonus for time off and saved leaves and please see: http://www.uef.fi/en/intra/henkilostohallinto/vuosiloma