Vacation

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Holiday rules are governed by the Annual Leave Act and the ALFA agreement. Karolinska Institutet also has local agreements on Holiday.

Application

Apply to take out vacation days at the PA web

General

  • Everyone has a right to four weeks of consecutive vacation during the summer months.
  • A minimum of 20 days of vacation must be taken out during the calendar year.
  • You can save a maximum of 35 vacation days.

Number of vacation days

The number of vacation days is determined by your age:

Until and including the year you turn 29 28 days
From the year you turn 30 31 days
From the year you turn 40 35 days

Vacation days by quota

If you work an average of less than five days a week, more than one vacation day is used for each vacation day you take out. The vacation quota is calculated by dividing the number of full-time work days in the limitation period with the number of days you work during the same period.

Vacation supplement 

There is a vacation supplement of 0.44 % for every vacation day you take out. For SACO members the vacation supplement is 0.49 %. The vacation supplement is paid when vacation days are taken out.

Standard vacation

Teachers, researchers, research assistants and research students have a standard vacation, which means that it is assumed that all vacation days are taken out during the year. The vacation supplement is normally paid out twice a year: once in the summer and once in the winter. Employees with a standard vacation do not use the system to apply to take out vacation days.