Time Off

For you to be at your peak both physically and mentally, it’s important to maintain a proper work/life balance. Parexel provides a generous time-off program for all employees, whether you’re full-time, part-time, intermittent, or Parexel temporary, including interns. (Contingent workers and agency temps are not eligible.)

Routine Time Off

Routine Time Off (RTO) provides you a flexible work schedule to work or take as much time off as you see fit for vacation, personal days and holidays not otherwise provided by Parexel as long as you regularly and satisfactorily complete your job responsibilities including meeting deadlines and deliverables and your RTO usage doesn’t create a need to reassign your work duties. This program is based on mutual trust between you and Parexel.


Regular full-time and regular part-time employees are eligible for the following paid holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Sick time

Sick time is accrued per year based on your position (regular full-time, regular part-time between 30 and 39 hours), regular part-time between 20 and 29 hours, and Parexel temporary.

You may use your accrued annual sick leave for your illness or for the illness of a covered family member.

Leaves of absence

Family leave

Sometimes you need to take an extended period away from work to care for a new baby or family member or to recover from an illness. Through the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you may be eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

Maternity Leave

First 4 weeks of leave will be compensated at 100% of the employee’s regular, base weekly pay following the birth of their child and coordinated with Short Term Disability (STD) and/or state entitlements (if applicable). STD benefits continue for disabling period after the delivery and birth of a child.

Personal leave

If you have exhausted your vacation time, you may be able to take an unpaid leave of absence for nonmedical personal matters, including family matters not covered under Family and Medical Leave.

Military leave

To support your service to your country, you may be eligible for an approved leave of absence consistent with the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)