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Microsoft's US employees to get unlimited vacation days

Microsoft Corp. will give employees in the United States unlimited vacation days, the Verge reported on Wednesday, citing a memo to employees.

"How, when, and where we do our jobs has dramatically changed," the company's chief people officer, Kathleen Hogan, said in an email to the staff. "And as we've transformed, modernizing our vacation policy to a more flexible model was a natural next step," she added.

Microsoft will start implementing the new policy dubbed Discretionary Time Off on January 16 and employees who have unused vacation days will get a one-time payout in April. In addition to unlimited vacation days, US employees will also have a right to 10 corporate holidays, leaves of absence, sick and mental health time off, as well as days off for jury duty or bereavement. The policy will not apply to hourly workers.

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