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, re-energise and focus on our personal wellbeing.

Splunk is offering the following FY25 global rest days.

Q1: Friday, 2 February, 2024 
Q2: Friday, 24 May, 2024 
Q3: Friday, 2 August, 2024 
Q4: Friday, 8 November, 2024

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

Annual leave

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. At Splunk, you get 26 days (208 hours) of annual leave time each calendar year.

New employee? In your first year, you’ll get a pro rata number of vacation days based on your hire month.

MonthVacation hours
January208 hours
February192 hours
March176 hours
April160 hours
May144 hours
June 128 hours
July104 hours
August88 hours
September72 hours
October56 hours
November40 hours
December24 hours

Part-time employee? You accrue annual leave on a pro rata basis. The amount depends on how many hours you regularly work in a week. 

If you can’t use all your accrued annual leave during the year, your unused hours will be carried forward to 30 September of the next calendar year


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

You get up to two paid days for the event of your marriage. You may take your time off immediately before or after the date of your marriage. You also get one day to attend your child’s wedding.

Sick days

Need time off for a doctor visit or medical procedure? Need to care for yourself or a family member? You’re eligible for five 100% paid sick days starting on your first active day of work.

Sick days are provided in addition to statutory sick leave and sickness benefits. If your doctor has issued a sick note for you, go through the Splunk Service Portal to start your sick time or short-term disability leave.


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 organisations, 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 an extremely difficult time. We provide paid time off for you 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).

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 (e.g., COVID-19).

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

Civic duty

You can take time off to appear at the request of a government or local authority, a court, the public prosecutor’s office, the police or an authority conducting misdemeanour proceedings.

Blood donation

Women can take up to eight days a year to donate blood, while men can take up to 12 days a year. You’ll need to provide a doctor’s note, which will determine the amount of time off you get.

How to request annual leave and sick time

Requesting annual leave and sick time 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.

How to request other time off

Just follow these two steps to request all time off, other than annual leave and sick time.

  1. Notify your manager.
  2. Submit your leave request through the Splunk Service Portal. Your manager will need to approve your request.