Time Off

Vacation & Sick Time

REI offers all benefits-eligible employees paid vacation and sick time, but the amount of time you receive depends on your work schedule, your role within the co-op and your location.

  • If you are a full-time hourly or salaried employee, you earn vacation and sick time from your start date. You earn a flat rate for each paycheck.

To learn more about benefits eligibility, watch the REI Benefits Plan eligibility video.

Vacation

FULL-TIME HOURLY EMPLOYEES (NON-HQ)

YEARS OF SERVICETIME EARNED PER PAY PERIODMAXIMUM ACCRUAL
0-33.39 hours168 hours
3-54.93 hours208 hours
5+6.47 hours252 hours

HQ & ALL SALARIED/EXEMPT EMPLOYEES

YEARS OF SERVICETIME EARNED PER PAY PERIODMAXIMUM ACCRUAL
0-34.93 hours128 hours
3-56.47 hours168 hours
5+8.00 hours208 hours

Sick Time

ROLEACCRUALMAXIMUM ACCRUAL
Full-Time Hourly (Non-HQ)Earned at flat rate each paycheck:
2.67
120 hours
HQ, all Salaried/Exempt and Full-Time Hourly ManagementSalary continuation
*REI will comply with all local or state laws that govern vacation or sick leave to the extent that state or local laws provide more generous benefits to you.

 

View the policies regarding your time-off benefits by visiting REIweb > Employee Policies.

Holidays

REI recognizes eight paid holidays each year for all regular employees who work more than 24 hours within a holiday week. Employees will be paid either six or eight hours based on part-time or full-time status for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

 

 

 

To find out more about vacation and holiday pay, visit REIweb > Employee Policies.

Opt Outside

Since 2015, we have closed our doors on Black Friday, encouraging employees and members to spend time outside rather than shopping. All stores, distribution centers, activity centers, call centers and headquarters will close on Black Friday and receive a paid day off, receiving six or eight hours of pay based on their full-time or part-time status.

Way Day

We believe the outdoors is for all. Fulfilling that sense of adventure is truly a life well-lived. Deeper yet, the outdoors are a part of our values and Co-op Way Days provide us time for living our values—for things like community service, advocacy, civic participation, outdoor recreation and stewardship.

That’s why twice a year, REI’s Co-op Way Day program allows you to take a workday to partake in the activities that are important to you. Part-time employees will be paid six hours, and full-time employees will be paid eight hours when you take your Way Day. You can view your Way Day balance on your pay statement. The current Co-op Way Day period will expire on February 24, 2024. Check out the full description of the REI Co-op Way Day Policy on REIweb > Employee Policies.

Sabbaticals

REI offers sabbaticals to celebrate your time with the company. On your 15-year service anniversary, you will earn a consecutive four-week, company-paid sabbatical. You’ll be eligible for another sabbatical every five years thereafter.

Ready to take your sabbatical? Visit the Forms & Checklists page for more information.

Time Off

Vacation & Sick Time

REI offers all benefits-eligible employees paid vacation and sick time, but the amount of time you receive depends on your work schedule, your role within the co-op and your location.

  • If you are a part-time hourly benefits-eligible employee, you earn vacation and sick time based on the hours you work during each pay period. To be eligible, you must work 20 hours per week on average over a 12-month evaluation period.
  • If you are a part-time hourly employee who is not eligible for REI benefits, you earn sick time based on the hours your work during each pay period.

To learn more about benefits eligibility, watch the REI Benefits Plan eligibility video.

Vacation

PART-TIME HOURLY BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE

YEARS OF SERVICETIME EARNED BASED ON HOURS WORKEDMAXIMUM ACCRUAL
0-30.038 per hour worked168 hours
3-50.055 per hour worked208 hours
5+0.073 per hour worked252 hours

 

PART-TIME HQ SALARIED/EXEMPT EMPLOYEES

YEARS OF SERVICETIME EARNED BASED ON HOURS WORKEDMAXIMUM ACCRUAL
0-30.06 per hour worked128 hours
3-50.08 per hour worked168 hours
5+0.10 per hour worked208 hours

Sick Time

ROLEACCRUALMAXIMUM ACCRUAL
Part-Time Hourly Employees*Earned based on hours worked: 0.033120 hours

*REI will comply with all local or state laws that govern vacation or sick leave to the extent that state or local laws provide more generous benefits to you.

View the policies regarding your time-off benefits by visiting REIweb > Employee Policies.

Holidays

REI recognizes eight paid holidays each year for all regular employees who work more than 24 hours. Employees will be paid either six or eight hours based on part-time or full-time status for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

 

 

 

To find out more about vacation and holiday pay, visit REIweb > Employee Policies.

Opt Outside

Since 2015, we have closed our doors on Black Friday, encouraging employees and members to spend time outside rather than shopping. All stores, distribution centers, activity centers, call centers and headquarters will close on Black Friday and receive a paid day off, receiving six or eight hours of pay based on their full-time or part-time status.

Way Day

We believe the outdoors is for all. Fulfilling that sense of adventure is truly a life well-lived. Deeper yet, the outdoors are a part of our values and Co-op Way Days provide us time for living our values—for things like community service, advocacy, civic participation, outdoor recreation and stewardship.

That’s why twice a year, REI’s Co-op Way Day program allows you to take a workday to partake in the activities that are important to you. Part-time employees will be paid six hours, and full-time employees will be paid eight hours when you take your Way Day. You can view your Way Day balance on your pay statement. The current Co-op Way Day period will expire on February 24, 2024. Check out the full description of the REI Co-op Way Day Policy on REIweb > Employee Policies.

Sabbaticals

REI offers sabbaticals to celebrate your time with the company. On your 15-year service anniversary, you will earn a consecutive four-week, company-paid sabbatical. You’ll be eligible for another sabbatical every five years thereafter.

Time Off

Sick Time

Part-time employees accrue sick time based on the hours work you during each pay period.

ROLEACCRUALMAXIMUM ACCRUAL
Part-Time Hourly Employees*Earned based on hours worked: 0.033120 hours

*REI will comply with all local or state laws that govern vacation or sick leave to the extent that state or local laws provide more generous benefits to you.

View the policies regarding your time-off benefits by visiting REIweb > Employee Policies.

Holidays

REI recognizes eight paid holidays each year for all regular employees who work more than 24 hours within a holiday week. Employees will be paid either six or eight hours based on part-time or full-time status for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

 

 

 

To find out more about vacation and holiday pay, visit REIweb > Employee Policies.

Opt Outside

Since 2015, we have closed our doors on Black Friday, encouraging employees and members to spend time outside rather than shopping. All stores, distribution centers, activity centers, call centers and headquarters will close on Black Friday and receive a paid day off, receiving six or eight hours of pay based on their full-time or part-time status.

Way Day

We believe the outdoors is for all. Fulfilling that sense of adventure is truly a life well-lived. Deeper yet, the outdoors are a part of our values and Co-op Way Days provide us time for living our values—for things like community service, advocacy, civic participation, outdoor recreation and stewardship.

That’s why twice a year, REI’s Co-op Way Day program allows you to take a workday to partake in the activities that are important to you. Part-time employees will be paid six hours, and full-time employees will be paid eight hours when you take your Way Day. You can view your Way Day balance on your pay statement. The current Co-op Way Day period will expire on February 24, 2024. Check out the full description of the REI Co-op Way Day Policy on REIweb > Employee Policies.

Sabbaticals

REI offers sabbaticals to celebrate your time with the company. On your 15-year service anniversary, you will earn a consecutive four-week, company-paid sabbatical. You’ll be eligible for another sabbatical every five years thereafter.

Ready to take your sabbatical? Visit the Forms & Checklists page for more information.

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