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Annual Leave


This page provides information on recent changes to the annual leave entitlement for professional and support staff arising from a revised Department of Education and Skills Circular (DES Annual Leave Circular) issued on January 31st, 2014. Below you will find Relevant Documents & Policies, Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) and contact for any queries. 

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Relevant Documents & Policies

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Ask HR

  • Why have these changes in annual leave been introduced?
  • Who is covered by these changes?
  • I am a current member of staff (in my current grade since before 7 January 2014). So what does this mean for me?
  • I started working in UCD after 7 January 2014. How much leave am I entitled to?
  • Why is the annual leave entitlement different for existing staff (as of 7 January 2014) and new staff / promoted staff at the same grade?
  • What happens to my annual leave entitlement if I am promoted after 7 January 2014 to a permanent position?
  • What happens to my annual leave if I am promoted from EA to SEA as an example?
  • I commenced in UCD before 1990 and have 5 additional days annual leave – what happens to these?
  • What about Good Friday?

If you cannot find the information you are looking for please 'Ask HR' by completing this form below.

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Any questions regarding Annual Leave entitlements can be sent by email in confidence to UCD HR using the above form or by email to

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