Paid Leave


Regular full-time City of Portland employees accrue vacation time each pay period based on the employee's years of service with the city. Although new full-time employees begin accruing vacation time on their first day of employment, new employee is eligible to use accumulated paid leave upon successful completion of the introductory period. 

Sick Leave

Sick leave is earned at a rate of 3.69 hours per pay period. Annually, full-time city employees may cash in excess accumulated leave hours upon reaching specific thresholds. This policy is described more completely in the Personnel Policy Manual (link).


Regular full -time employees are paid the following holidays 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 
  • (1) Floating Holiday