What you need to know

Finally taking that trip to see the world’s largest ball of twine? Woke up to a leaky pipe? Or just feeling under the weather? We get it. You have a life outside of work, and we have a number of time-away options to help you live it.

Types of time off

Global rest days

Imagine if we all agreed to detach from work together and rest? Splunk has designated quarterly rest days to collectively recover, reenergize and focus on our personal wellbeing.

FY25 global rest days

Q1: Friday, February 2, 2024
Q2: Friday, May 24, 2024
Q3: Friday, August 2, 2024 (Costa Rica Splunkers observe on August 1) 
Q4: Friday, November 8, 2024 

Have questions? Visit the Holiday page on the Pwny portal.


Whether you want to take a trip, run some errands or just read a book, it’s important that you take time away from work to do the things you love, so you can be at your best. You can take this time off as either a vacation day or a personal day (see “Personal days” section below).

You get 12 paid vacation days per year. Starting on your first day of work, you accrue vacation time at the rate of one day per month.

You can use any accrued time in the year it’s accrued, but you can’t borrow against future accruals. You can take your vacation time in either full- or half-day increments.

You should try to take all your vacation time during the year it’s accrued, or within 15 weeks of the following year.

Personal days

Sometimes you just need a little you time. If you want time off for additional vacation, outside activities, scheduled medical appointments or personal business, you can use personal days.

If you’re a full-time or part-time employee, you’re eligible for five paid personal days each year, starting on your first day of work. You can take them in either full- or half-day increments.

Sick days

Got a fever or just feeling off? You can use sick days for doctor visits, medical procedures or just caring for yourself or a family member.

If you’re a full-time or part-time employee, you’re eligible for sick days starting on your first active day of work.

If your illness lasts more than three business days or you’ve exhausted your sick days, you’ll need to submit a Medical Leave request


Community service is what we’re all about. Whether you volunteer with disaster relief efforts, national charities, schools, or local not-for-profit and community organizations, Splunk supports you.

All employees are eligible for up to 40 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. You must schedule in advance and receive approval from your manager.

For more information, check out Social Impact on the Pwny portal.


Splunk understands that losing a loved one can be extremely difficult. If you experience such a loss, you can take paid time off to attend funeral services, take care of personal matters and grieve.

You get five paid days in the event of the death of an immediate family member (parent, spouse or child, including a child you lose through miscarriage or stillbirth). You get up to three paid days in the event of the death of an extended family member (sibling, grandparent, parent-in-law, grandparent-in-law or grandchild).

Marriage time off

Marriage is one of life’s most memorable events. Because we want you to enjoy your wedding as much as possible, we provide paid time off around your wedding day.

You get up to two paid days for the event of your marriage. You may take your marriage time off immediately before or after the date of your marriage.

Disaster and epidemic time off (DETO)

Disasters come in many forms and can be triggered by both nature and people. Disaster and epidemic time off (DETO) allows you to take paid personal time off to deal with immediate, unforeseen and extraordinary events, such as significant public emergencies, natural disasters and pandemics or epidemics.

You get up to 30 working days (prorated for part-time employees) of paid time off in total during your employment with Splunk. You can take DETO days in full- or half-day increments.

Voting time

Splunk encourages you to do your civic duty by voting in public elections.

You get up to two hours to vote on Election Day without loss of pay. You should take your voting time off at the beginning or end of your regular work hours (whichever allows for more free time).

If possible, give your manager at least two days’ notice before taking your voting time off.

How to request time off

Requesting time off is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Notify your manager.
  2. Refer to our Time Off Request Instructions.
  3. Submit your time-off request through Workday.