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# Holiday and Leave of Absence
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## Public Holidays 2018
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From: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/schoolvakanties/vraag-en-antwoord/officiele-feestdagen:
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*Bank holidays 2018*
* Nieuwjaarsdag: Monday 1st of January 2018
* Goede vrijdag: Friday 30th of March 2018
* Pasen (eerste en tweede paasdag): Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd of april 2018
* Koningsdag: Friday 27th of April 2018
* Bevrijdingsdag: Saturday 5th of May 2018
* Hemelvaartsdag: Thursday 10th of May 2018
* Pinksteren (eerste en tweede pinksterdag): Sunday 20th and Monday 21st of May 2018
* Kerst (eerste en tweede kerstdag): Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th of December 2018
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## Regulation on Unlimited Leave of absence
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All the team members of OlinData have the right to take unlimited leave of absence in a year. The concept of "unlimited leave" is regulated as follows:

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*   In general, each employee should strive to send a prior notice to their manager at least 2 weeks in advance for the days they plan to take off. The further in advance leave gets requested, the easier it is for your manager to take it into account when planning workload, therefore the higher the chance it gets approved.
*   In principle, every request will be granted unless there is a good reason to not do so. Should a request get denied, the reason for it shall be given in writing along with the denial. Before denying though, it's preferable to adjust a request so it can at least be granted partially.
*   Team leaders and management have the right to reject holiday requests due to lack of personnel, ongoing projects and planned trainings.
*   Work performance (logged hours, projects, achievements) will be the main factors to consider long requests for leave. Do a great job and we won't whine about your long holiday :)
*   Employees are requested to consider the work load, ongoing projects and the number of employees left that can do their tasks when they ask for a long holiday.
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*   It is strongly recommended each person schedules at least one longer holiday each year, preferrably 2 consecutive weeks. We need you, but we need you sane!

## Regulation on sabbatical leave

Since we want to encourage people to leave the comfort of their own home and go explore the world we offer a one month paid sabbatical for everyone. The rules for this:

* 1 month of paid leave for every 3 years you have completed employment with OlinData BV. 
* effectively in every fourth year you can take off for one month. 
* this doesn't accumulate. Either you take it in your fourth year or it goes away.
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## How to request time off
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Requests for time off are required for sick leave, holiday, absence
etc. Request time off in [Bamboo](https://olindata.bamboohr.co.uk)
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1. Click on the "Request Time Off" button under your profile picture.
2. Complete all the details needed in the column provided accordingly.
Include the description of public holiday/ leave under "Note". For
example, family vacation to Thailand.
3. Click on "Send Request".