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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Benefits of State Employment

Paid Time Off

Paid Vacation     

Vacation is earned from the first day of employment, but cannot be used until the employee has worked for six months.  Vacation is earned by full-time employees at the following rate:  

Allocation Information

Years of Service

Annual Vacation Hours Schedules  


Non-Exempt                 Exempt

During first 5



5+ to 10



10+ to 15



15+ to 20



20+ to 25



25 & Over




***Some Exempt employees do not follow this table. Please contact Agency or University Human Resources Departments for specific position information.

Additionally, the State of Wisconsin provides 4.5 days of personal holiday time.

The state provides nine legal holidays with pay:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (Third Monday in January)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Eve Day (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • New Year's Eve Day (December 31)

Sick Leave

Sick leave is earned at the rate of five hours per bi-weekly pay period for full-time employees. Unused sick leave accumulates from year to year. Upon retirement, the state matches a certain amount of the unused sick leave, and the entire balance can be converted at the employee's current hourly rate to pay health insurance premiums.

State of Wisconsin
Division of Personnel Management
101 East Wilson Street • PO Box 7855 • Madison, WI 53707
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