At Citi, we value all employees and invest in your well-being. We are passionate about creating choice and offering flexibility so you can be your full, authentic self — at work and at home.

To support a healthy work/life balance, we are proud to offer a variety of options for paid time off, including time to relax and recharge, pursue personal interests, rest or seek treatment during illness, attend to civic responsibilities and many other reasons.

On this page, you’ll find an overview of the everyday time off programs available at Citi. To learn more about our extended leave programs, including family leave to bond with a new child or care for an ill loved one, visit the Leaves page.


Time Off Options

Citi employees enjoy paid time off benefits, allowing you to take time away from work. You should notify your manager of your time-off plans in advance whenever possible. Unplanned time/sick days do not count against your planned time/holiday/vacation day balance.

“Citi For You” Is Your Time Off Resource

Learn more about your time-off opportunities on Citi For You (intranet only). Select “Pay, Time & Absence” from the Main Menu. From Citi For You, you can access Workday to see your time-off balances, too.


Vacation Purchase Program

Whether you need more time for life's big moments or simply want some time to rest and relax, you can purchase extra time off, should you need it. During the Annual Benefits Enrollment period, you have the opportunity to purchase up to five additional planned time/vacation days through the Vacation Purchase Program. If you do not elect additional vacation days during an Annual Benefits Enrollment, you will have to wait until the next year’s Annual Benefits Enrollment to do so.


Regular full-time and part-time employees who are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week may purchase up to five additional vacation days each calendar year during Annual Benefits Enrollment.

Purchasing Vacation Days

You may purchase up to five additional vacation days each calendar year during Annual Benefits Enrollment.

  • Non-exempt employees may purchase extra vacation days in increments of four hours
  • Exempt employees may purchase extra vacation days in full day increments only

Be sure to talk with your manager before electing to participate in purchasing any extra vacation days to ensure taking the additional planned/vacation time will be possible, based on business needs.


One vacation day costs the equivalent of one day’s base salary.* Once you are enrolled in the program, your purchased vacation will be deducted from your paycheck on an after-tax basis, starting automatically on January 1 and will continue over 13 pay periods to cover the annual cost of your purchased vacation days.

*The cost of buying vacation days is based on an employee's base salary as of a specified date prior to Annual Benefits Enrollment (i.e., the Annual Benefits Enrollment salary "freeze date"). This will not change during the year, even if there is a change in scheduled hours or salary (e.g., if you move from full-time to part-time, your paycheck deductions will still be based on your full-time base salary as of the “freeze date").

What Happens to Unused Vacation Days

Any unused purchased vacation days will not roll over into the following year (unless state or local law provides otherwise) and you cannot get a refund on any unused purchased vacation days, so be sure to use all your purchased vacation days before the end of the year in which the days were purchased.

How to Enroll

During the Annual Benefits Enrollment period each year, follow these steps to purchase additional vacation days:

  • Visit Your Benefits Resources (YBR™), available through My Total Compensation and Benefits.
  • You can elect up to a total of five additional vacation days in increments of four hours or full day increments depending on your employment status. Be sure to obtain your manager’s approval prior to purchasing additional vacation days to ensure that the time can be used as planned.
  • After you make your elections, consider printing a copy of your confirmation page. Note: You'll also receive a confirmation statement mailed to your home.

Enrollment and Deduction Questions (U.S. and Puerto Rico)

Call the Citi Benefits Center via ConnectOne at 1 (800) 881-3938, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. From the “benefits” menu, select the “health and insurance benefits as well as TRIP and spending accounts” option.

Visit Citi For You (intranet only) for more details on the Vacation Purchase Program.