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Long-term savings option

The long-term savings option enables you to save some of your annual leave for long-term leave such as a sabbatical.

Long-term savings option form

Use this form to register for the long-term savings option


Over a period of three, four or five years you may save a maximum of 72 hours of leave each year for an uninterrupted, long-term period of leave. You must take the saved leave no later than a year after the saving period. During the leave, you receive your regular salary and continue to accrue leave. You may only participate in the long-term savings option if you retain the statutory minimum of four weeks’ holiday per year.

Annual agreement

The long-term savings option is also available for employees who have an annual agreement with their manager. You can save for long-term leave by working extra hours, with a maximum of 72 hours annually.

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