Time Off

NetApp offers time off to help you rest, recharge, observe holidays, take care of appointments, spend time with family and manage other responsibilities outside of work.

We are excited to launch our new paid family care leave—an innovative program that allows you to be with your family when it matters the most.

Bonding with a new child? Caring for a family member with a serious health condition? Starting in 2018, you can take the time you need with our new family care leave.

For events that occur on or after January 1, 2018, NetApp will offer all employees up to six weeks of time off per year—paid at 100% salary—to bond with a new child or to care for a child, spouse or parent with a serious medical condition. Look for more information in January.

Find out more:

2017 U.S. Holiday Calendar

Date Holiday
Monday, January 2 New Year's Day
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 20 Presidents' Day
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 4 Labor Day
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24 Day after Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25 Other designated holiday*
Tuesday, December 26

*Designated holidays vary from year to year

2017 NetApp Shutdown Schedule

December Shutdown runs from December 25–29, 2017.

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U.S. Sick Time Off

NetApp provides paid sick time off to help you recover from illness or injury or to attend to the illness of a sick child, parent or spouse. Temporary employees do not receive sick time off. If you require more than five days to recover from an illness or injury, you will need to apply for a leave of absence through Liberty Mutual, NetApp’s leave of absence administrator.

Sick time off is accumulated at the rate of 3.08 hours per pay period. Accumulated sick time off caps at 240 hours. NetApp does not provide pay in lieu of unused sick time off. It is your responsibility along with your manager to ensure that sick time is submitted to Payroll. Time off for medical and dental appointments will be treated as sick time off for non-exempt employees. You may use up to one-half of your accumulated sick time off each year to attend to the illness of a child, parent or spouse. Accumulation of sick time is not a benefit that can be converted to cash or vacation or be paid out at termination.

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U.S. Vacation

NetApp provides for and encourages all employees to take vacation each year to recharge. Please coordinate and clear your vacation schedule with your manager. NetApp will do its best to accommodate employees’ scheduling requests for vacation, but in some cases it may not be possible, and vacations may have to be deferred.

Should you wish to take a longer vacation than you have accrued, you may borrow up to 40 hours of vacation with your manager’s approval. The hours borrowed cannot precede or follow an unpaid leave.

U.S. employees in active service accrue vacation time. Active service begins with an employee’s first day of work and continues thereafter, unless broken by a leave of absence or termination of employment. Temporary employees do not accrue paid vacation.

Vacation Accrual Schedule

Starting in 2018, new hires with less than two years of service will now accrue at a rate of three weeks of vacation per year. We’re pleased to increase vacation to market-competitive rates for our newest employees. If you joined NetApp less than two years ago you will see the higher rate of vacation on your paycheck starting in January.

The current vacation accrual rate is based on length of service as follows:

Years of Service* Vacation Accrual/Year Vacation Accrual Cap
Less than 2 years of service 12 days 160 hours or 20 days
2-5 years of service 15 days 160 hours or 20 days
6-9 years of service 20 days 200 hours or 25 days
10 years of service and up 25 days 240 hours or 30 days

*Based on anniversary date.

For more information about the vacation accrual cap and how to submit a vacation request, go to the U.S. Vacation page.

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Volunteer Time Off

Volunteer Time Off (VTO) is a unique benefit NetApp offers to encourage employees to share their time and participate in their respective communities. VTO enables full-time employees to take up to five full days off per calendar year (with full pay and benefits) to volunteer at local schools, non-profit organizations of their choice or NetApp-sponsored community relations activities in their areas. In addition, employees with technical expertise may take additional time off as needed to provide technical assistance for recipients of NetApp’s in-kind donations of products, equipment and/or technological skills.

Leaves of Absence

NetApp understands that there are circumstances that may require you to take a leave of absence. For this reason, NetApp provides several types of leaves. The treatment of pay, benefits and employment continuation can vary for each type of leave. If you need to be absent from work for more than five days (excluding vacations), you need to request a leave of absence from Liberty Mutual, NetApp’s leave of absence administrator.

Please refer to the Leaves of Absence page for information on all company policy details and to access information on the specific type of leave that you need to request. Download the Reporting Your Disability Claim and/or Leave of Absence [PDF] form.

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