Learn about types of leave in

South Sudan

Get to know the local legislation around types of leave.

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Paid time off

After a year of employment, employees are entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave, which increases to 25 days after three years and 30 days after 15 years.

Annual leave that has been accrued but not utilized will be carried over to the next year. When an employee has accrued two years of unused leave, up to half of the days might be reimbursed to him or her. The agreement between the employer and the employee to accept remuneration in place of leave must be in writing. Upon departure from service, any accrued but unused leave is reimbursed to the employee.

Public holidays

South Sudan recognizes eighteen public holidays.

Sick days

Employees who submit a medical certificate are entitled to 12 days of paid sick leave each year.

Maternity leave

For each pregnancy, female employees are entitled to at least 90 days of paid maternity leave. Employees must give their employer at least 14 days' notice before taking vacation.


Employees who have a miscarriage or birth a stillborn child are given six weeks off. When they return to work, female employees are required to work half days for up to 45 days in order to nurse their children.

Paternity leave

Male employees are entitled to two weeks of paternity leave, which must begin within three days of the birth of the child or within 24 hours following a miscarriage.

Parental leave

Other than the already mentioned terms regarding maternity and paternity leave, there are no other provisions in the law of South Sudan regarding parental leave.

Other leave

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