Pharmacy Policy Manual
Operations Procedure Manual
Policy #: 18.12
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Title: PGY1 and PGY2
Pharmacy Resident Paid
I. PURPOSE: To outline the policy on holiday staffing and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and sick
days that can be taken by PGY1 and PGY2 non-administrative pharmacy residents.
A. Each PGY1 and PGY2 resident is allotted a total of 80 PTO hours for vacation and sick days,
and is required to work one major and one minor holiday
B. PTO can be taken at the residents discretion when approved by the residency director
C. Requests for PTO will be approved based on staffing needs according to pharmacy department in
Policy 1.11 Pharmacist Staffing/Scheduling
D. Residents will submit their desired time off according to the procedure outlined within the
pharmacy department Policy 18.1 Pharmacy Resident Pharmacy Practice Experience, and time
off will be documented as outlined in the pharmacy department Policy 18.9 Resident, Scheduling
for Professional, Practice and Leisure
E. No PTO requests will be granted the final week of the residency year.
F. The hospital identifies the following as legal holidays: Martin Luther King Day, Labor Day,
Memorial Day, July 4th, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day
(Policy 108.010 Holiday Guideline). The pharmacy department categorizes these into major and
minor holidays, and each resident is required to work one minor holiday (A) and one major
holiday (B) through the year.
Labor Day Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
July 4th New Year’s Day
G. Residents may not use their assigned holiday days as floating PTO days to be used at a different
time. If the resident chooses to work on a holiday that they are not scheduled to staff, these hours
cannot be floated.
H. Resident requests for meeting days may be approved as outlined in the pharmacy department
Policy 1.17 Pharmacy Staff Professional Meeting and Travel Policy. If the meeting day request is
not approved, the resident may elect to take PTO to attend the desired meeting if approved by the
I. If PTO is exhausted and leave is necessary the resident must take an unpaid leave of absence.
A. COMMITTEE APPROVAL: Resident Advisory Committee, UW Health Human Resources
Approved By: .
Director of Pharmacy Services