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Buy and Sell leave application window is now open

Date: 01 June 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting us all in different ways, so it is important that you take your annual leave. This will give you a break from work and allow you to rest and recuperate and to take care of your own physical and mental wellbeing.

We know that less annual leave was taken in April compared with previous years and are encouraging colleagues to take what they can, or at least one week of annual leave every three months to ensure that everyone is able to have regular time away from work. 

To support you with managing your annual leave during this period, a number of Interim Arrangements are available, including an increased carry-forward limit of 2 weeks and the option to buy or sell up to 1 week annual leave. 

The window application for both the buy and sell options is now open.  You have until Sunday, 21st June 2020 to submit a request. 

To apply, read through the Interim Annual Leave Guidance and FAQ documents on the dedicated People First page, to ensure you understand the conditions and process for applying. 

Both options require Line Manager and Budget Manager approval, therefore we encourage you to discuss your annual leave requirements with your Manager before submitting your application.    Requests will also be subject to final NHSBT review before confirmation of whether any request can be fulfilled in full, or in part.

The deadline date for Manager approvals is 30th June 2020.

Managers should ensure any of their team who are currently not at work are made aware of the Interim Annual Leave Arrangements available.

No requests will be considered after the application window closes on 21st June. 

If you have any questions, please contact HR Direct.

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