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Vacation & Other Time Off


Retail hourly partners begin to accrue vacation after 90 days of continuous service and accrue vacation based on actual hours worked. You continue to accrue vacation each pay period until you reach the maximum accrual limit; as shown below. Accrued vacation carries over from year to year and is paid out upon your separation from Starbucks.

Retail management and nonretail partners receive a vacation grant (or, for partners in certain states, begin to accrue vacation)* when they are hired. The amount you receive or accrue depends on how long you’ve been at Starbucks.


Starbucks observes New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. How you are paid for the holiday depends on your role.


All partners are eligible for two days of bereavement when an eligible family member passes away, or four days if overnight travel is required.

Jury Duty

All partners are eligible. Starbucks will pay you for any scheduled workdays or shifts missed for jury or witness duty.

Personal Days

Retail management and non-retail partners are eligible. One personal day is awarded each July 1 and January 1, and must be taken within the following six-month period.

Leaves of Absence

Starbucks offers a variety of leaves of absence if you are ill or injured, or need to care for an eligible family member. Additionally, Military Leave, Personal Leave, and Career Coffee Break (sabbatical) may be available.  Eligibility varies by leave type.