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Microsoft will stop tracking vacation time for US salaried employees, internal memo shows

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  • Microsoft will no longer track vacation time for US salaried employees, an internal memo shows.
  • Employees with unused vacation time prior to Jan. 15 will receive a payout in April. 
  • Time-off will still require manager approval, as is standard for companies with “unlimited’ vacation time.

Microsoft is no longer tracking vacation time for US salaried employees starting Jan. 16, according to an internal announcement viewed by Insider.

“You will no longer formally record your vacation time,” the announcement states. “How, when, and where we do our jobs has dramatically changed. And as we’ve transformed, modernizing our vacation policy to a more flexible model was a natural next step.”

Time-off will still require manager approval, as is standard for companies with “unlimited’ vacation time. Employees with unused vacation time prior to Jan. 15 will receive a payout in April. 

Microsoft has yet to respond to a request for comment. The Verge earlier reported on the policy change.

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