Paid Time Off (PTO)

Eligible staff members earn paid time off (PTO) for periods of rest and relaxation, for illness, and to take care of personal matters. All benefit-eligible staff (excluding chairs) and members of the President’s Council accrue PTO. For a more detailed explanation of PTO accrual and eligibility, see Berklee's full PTO policy here. View instructions on reporting your PTO.

Amount of PTO earned by position

Completed Years of Continuous
(earned per paid hour every two weeks)
(earned every two weeks)
Senior Directors, Directors, Associate Directors
(earned every two weeks)
Less than 1 year 0.0465 hours 3.24 hours 5.66 hours
1 to 4 years 0.0808 hours 5.66 hours 6.47 hours
4 to 9 years 0.0924 hours 6.47 hours 8.08 hours
9 years or more 0.1155 hours 8.08 hours No change from above


Amount of PTO earned per year

Completed years of Continous Service Staff Members, Assistant Directors Associate Directors, Directors President's Council
Less than 1 year 12 days 21 days 30 days
1 to 4 years 21 days 24 days 30 days
4 to 9 years 24 days 30 days 30 days
9 years or more 30 days 30 days 30 days

Staff members may not accrue more than 210 hours (30 days/6 weeks) of PTO.

Public Safety staff may not accrue more than 240 hours (30 days/6 weeks) of PTO.

*Upon termination of employment, staff members will be paid their unused, accrued PTO balances.*