Time Off - Tools and Resources

Your Time Away 

GW values the time you invest at the university, and we also recognize the importance of taking time away from work to rest and recharge, or attend to your health and family obligations. 

Time Off and Leave Guide

To learn more about our Paid Time Off and Leave Programs, please visit The Time Off and Leave Guide. In this document you can explore our policies, accruals, annual and sick time, holidays, FMLA and more.


Faculty can contact the Faculty Affairs office for additional paid time off options.  


Medical Residents can refer to the Resident Manual for additional paid time off options.

Other Sick Time benefits

Paid sick time benefits may be available under applicable state, local and federal regulations including Montgomery County, Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act and Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.


A list of unversity holidays an be found in the Employee Handbook on the Human Resources website.

Submitting Time Off Requests

All eligible employees* use Kronos to request and manage their paid time off. 

*GW Police Department employees covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement and medical residents will continue to use their current time off tracking systems.

Kronos Micro-Video Tutorials and Quick Reference Guides

Please select the role that best describes how you will use time off tracking in Kronos.  After selecting your role, you will be presented with micro-video tutorials and quick reference guides to help you navigate Kronos.

You may also reach out to [email protected] for any questions related to time off tracking in Kronos.

Employee - no direct reports

Manager and/or Timekeeper