Paid Leave

Vacation and Sick Leave

Regular employees of the City of Portland earn vacation time each pay period based on the employee's years of service with the city. Sick leave is earned at a rate of 3.69 hours per pay period. A new employee is eligible to use accumulated paid leave upon successful completion of the introductory period. Employees are allowed to cash in excess accumulated leave hours upon reaching specific thresholds. This policy is described more completely in the Personnel Policy Manual.


Regular employees are given paid holidays for the following dates each year:

  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Friday before Easter
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • New Years Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving