Postdocs are responsible for allocating their time appropriately. Vacation time is meant to support work/life balance, and as such, you are expected to use it throughout the year. At the end of your appointment, you will be compensated for up to 30 days of unused vacation time.

To enter vacation and sick time, please visit Princeton University HR Self-Service ( and navigate to the "Time and Absence" tile.

University holidays do not need to be entered in Time and Absence.

Professional Days
The Dean of the Faculty allows researchers to use two professional days per month (non-accruable and transferable) that may be used for being away from campus for professional purposes on workdays.