time away

Time away from work programs are available to support your personal well-being, ability to recharge, observe personal choice holidays, and take care of your families when needed. Activision Blizzard King provides generous vacation, health time, floating holidays, company observed holidays, and an annual winter shutdown for our employees. Employees requiring extended time away from work for the addition of a child to their family, bereavement time, time for active duty or reserve military, or Compassion leave to spend with an immediate family member in the last year of their life are also supported. Full policies on time away from work can be found on the SupportDesk article, US Time Away From Work.


Regular full-time U.S. employees are eligible to receive an accrued vacation time of 20 days (160 hours) each year with a cap of 35 days (280 hours)*. Vacation rolls over from year to year, but is capped at 35 days.

Health Time

Regular and temporary employees are eligible for 80 hours of health pay each year (prorated from the date of hire). Intern employees are eligible for 40 hours each year, unless a higher amount is required by law.


Each calendar year the Company provides paid holidays which are listed on the SupportDesk article, US Holiday Schedule.

Flexible Holidays

You will receive up to two flexible holidays annually based on your date of hire. These days can be used for a federal holiday not currently on the company calendar, days that have religious or cultural significance, or your birthday.

Jury Duty

Active full-time regular and temporary employees can receive up to 10 days of paid jury duty each year over a rolling twelve (12) month consecutive period.

Voting Time

Active full-time regular and temporary employees are eligible for up to two (2) hours of paid time off for the purpose of voting if they do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote.


All regular full-time and part-time employees working a schedule of 30 or more hours per week are eligible for five (5) days of paid bereavement per incident for the loss of a family member; click here for more details.

Company Paid Leave of Absence

Receive a minimum of 10 weeks fully paid leave of absence time for the following: The birth or adoption of a child, compassion leave to spend with an immediate family member with a terminal diagnosis and is in their last year of life, and Extended Bereavement in the event of a loss of an immediate family member. For more details on Leave of Absence, click here.

leave of absence

The Company offers benefits programs and services to support your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  To further meet your needs, a variety of options are available through our leaves of absence programs.  Leaves are granted and administered in accordance with federal/state laws.  

Family and Medical Leave

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take job-protected, unpaid time off for up to 12 work weeks in a rolling 12-month period measured backward from the date your leave begins. FMLA leave can be used for:

  • The birth of your child
  • Care for your child after birth or placement with you for adoption or foster care
  • A serious health condition of your spouse, child, or parent
  • Your own serious health condition, including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions
  • Qualifying Exigency Leave
  • Military Caregiver Leave

Parental Leave

Full-time regular and part-time (30 hours or more/week) employees are eligible for up to 10 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to any other applicable state and federal leave programs, to care for and bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. Parental Leave includes: 

  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Adoption of an eligible child
  • Leaves for foster care placement are ineligible for company-paid parental leave. 

Compassion Leave

Full-time regular and part-time (30 hours or more/week) employees are eligible for up to 10 weeks of paid compassion leave, in addition to any other applicable state and federal leave programs, to care for and spend time with a spouse/domestic partner, child/step-child or parent/step-parent who is terminally ill with life expectancy at 12 months or less.

Bereavement Leave

Full-time regular and part-time (30 hours or more/week) employees are eligible for five (5) days of paid bereavement per incident for the loss of a family member. In the case of a sudden, unexpected loss of spouse/domestic partner or child/step-child, eligible employees may be granted up to ten (10) weeks of extended Bereavement Leave Pay.

Personal Leave of Absence

Personal leave of absence is granted on a discretionary basis for a maximum period of up to 180 days. Personal leaves are unpaid and unprotected, and you may be required to use any available accrued time. 

Military Leave/Reserve Duty

If you enter active military duty in the U.S. Armed Services or National Guard or are required to attend training as a member of a reserve unit, you will be eligible for a leave of absence based on federal and state law.  Where applicable, the Company provides eligible employees with military differential pay (the difference between normal base compensation and the pay received while on military duty). Please be sure to provide your manager and HR with the military orders calling you to active duty or other proof as far in advance of departure as possible. 

Military Exigency Leave of absence is for any qualifying exigency arising when a family member, who is a covered service member, is deployed for active military service. 

Military Caregiver Leave may be taken to care for spouse, child, parent, or “next of kin” who is a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.

Workplace Accommodation

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and other comparable state laws such as the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA - CA Only), the Company may provide an employee who has a physical or mental disability or impairment, with a workplace modification or adjustment – an accommodation – that will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of their position. A leave of absence may be a form of reasonable accommodation.  

If you are in need of a workplace accommodation, please reach out to Accommodations@ActivisionBlizzard.com  

To Request a Leave of Absence

For questions or further assistance, please contact Leaves@ActivisionBlizzard.com


The above list is intended to provide high-level details on leave options that may be available. For more details, please see our Leave of Absence Policy.

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