Annual leave and public holidays


With effect from 1 April 2021, full time employees under NTNSP will receive the following entitlement to Annual Leave. Part time employees will be entitled to the same allowances proportionate to their working patterns.

Length of Service Annual Leave (Days)

On appointment


After 1 year


After 3 years


5 years


8 years


10 years


An employee is also allowed a privilege holiday over the Christmas and New Year period as determined by the Public Services Commission.

In addition to annual leave and a privilege day, employees will be entitled to public holidays as laid down by the Treasury.

Any employee who is employed on shifts providing 365/366 (in the case of a leap year) days a year cover may apply to take time off for hours worked on bank holidays at any time during the year: 

  • the granting of time off for public holidays will be subject to management agreement, taking into account the needs of the service and time off requested by other employees
  • in general the same principles will be applied when considering requests for time off on public holidays as are applied in considering requests for annual leave 

Amendment created October 2023 reference # PSC 15-189