Vacation Program Amgen’s vacation program recognizes length of service. Full-time staff members accrue pro-rated vacation on a weekly or biweekly basis (depending on their pay frequency) as follows:

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Length of Time With Amgen Maximum Hours Accrued Per Year Maximum Allowed Vacation Balance
Hire date through end of 5th year 120 210
Beginning on the … anniversary​​ ​
5th 128 224
6th 136 238
7th 144 252
8th 152 266
9th 160 280
10th 164 287
11th 168 294
12th 172 301
13th 176 308
14th 180 315
15th 184 322
16th 188 329
17th 192 336
18th 196 343
19th and thereafter 200 350

Maximum Vacation Balance: 1.75x Yearly Accrual

Staff members can accrue up to a maximum of 1.75 times their annual accrual. If your vacation balance reaches this limit, you will not resume accruing vacation time until your balance falls below the maximum allowed balance.

Executive Directors and Above

Executive Directors and above (GCF level 8+) accrue 160 hours of vacation per year beginning on their date of hire until their 10th anniversary. Then, they follow the same accrual schedule in the chart above.

Part-Time Staff Members

Accrual rates and maximums are pro-rated for staff who work part-time, including those who job share.

Holidays

Amgen offers 17 paid holidays per year, including two shutdown periods:

  2017 Schedule 2018 Schedule
New Year’s Day Monday, January 2 Monday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16 Monday, January 15
Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Monday, May 28
Summer Shutdown Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7 (excludes weekend dates: 7/1, 7/2, 7/8, & 7/9) Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6 (excludes weekend dates: 6/30, 7/1, 7/7, & 7/8)
Labor Day Monday, September 4 Monday, September 3
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23 Thursday, November 22
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 24 Friday, November 23
Winter Shutdown Friday, December 22 – Friday, December 29 (excludes weekend dates: 12/23, 12/24, 12/30 & 12/31) Monday, December 24 – Monday, December 31 (excludes weekend dates:
12/22, 12/23, 12/29 & 12/30)

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Amgen Benefits Center

benefits.amgen.com
800-97-AMGEN (800-972-6436)