Relax and keep your leave in check

Make sure that you are taking the breaks you need to disconnect from work, decompress, and focus on your own wellbeing needs.

If you are approaching 20 days (or pro rata) of annual leave, it’s time to have a conversation with your supervisor and develop a plan to take your leave.

Plan ahead to take your accrued annual leave and, if eligible, your accrued long service leave each year, in discussion with your supervisor and considering your work activities. This helps to ensure you are taking the breaks you need and your leave balances stay in check.

You may also find that your supervisor will reach out to you to engage and enable you to plan and take your leave. You have a responsibility to work with your supervisor to keep your annual leave balance below maximum thresholds, but keep in mind that to accrue to those thresholds needs a conversation and relevant approval.

Read more on taking annual leave.

Rest and recharge

Taking your leave each year provides you with an opportunity to disconnect from work and focus on your own mental health needs. Regular breaks have been shown to improve overall wellbeing and promote creativity, and are great for your longer-term productivity.

Information session

Join us at an upcoming Leave Matters information session:

Leave Matters – Monday 12 July, 10.30-11.30am

This session is suitable for all staff and will cover the important aspects of both the annual and long service leave policies, how to manage your leave balances together with the university’s requirements, and the important benefits of taking regular breaks to recharge and spend time with family and friends. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session.

More information

You can check your leave balances at any time in Staff Connect in your Dashboard and by clicking on Leave.

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