Vacation Purchase Program

At Citi, we value all employees and invest in their well-being. We are passionate about creating more choice and flexibility for our employees to be their full selves – at work and at home. That's why we are proud to offer an opportunity to purchase up to five additional planned time/vacation days through the Vacation Purchase Program. Whether you need more time for life's big moments or simply want some R&R, we encourage you to purchase extra time off, should you need it.


All regular full-time and part-time employees who are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week may purchase up to five additional vacation days each calendar year.

Note: If you are a U.S. Consumer Wealth Management employee and hold a Wealth Advisor (WA) title or its equivalent, you are not eligible for and do not receive paid planned time off/vacation and therefore, are not eligible to participate in the Planned Time/Vacation Purchase Program.

iconPurchasing Vacation Days

You may purchase up to five additional vacation days each calendar year.

  • Non-exempt employees may purchase extra vacation days in increments of four hours
  • Exempt employees may purchase extra vacation days in full day increments only

Be sure to talk with your manager before electing to participate in purchasing any extra vacation days to ensure taking the additional planned/vacation time will be possible, based on business needs.


One vacation day costs the equivalent of one day’s base salary.* Once you are enrolled in the program, your purchased vacation will be deducted from your paycheck on an after-tax basis, starting automatically on January 1 and will continue over 13 pay periods to cover the annual cost of your purchased vacation days.

*The cost of buying vacation days is based on an employee's base salary as of a specified date prior to Annual Enrollment (i.e., the Annual Enrollment salary "freeze date"). This will not change during the year, even if there is a change in scheduled hours or salary (e.g., if you move from full-time to part-time, your paycheck deductions will still be based on your full-time base salary as of the “freeze date").

iconWhat Happens to Unused Vacation Days

Any unused purchased vacation days will not roll over into the following year (unless state or local law provides otherwise) and cannot be sold back, so be sure to use all your purchased vacation days before the end of the year.

iconHow to Enroll

During the enrollment period each year, follow these steps to purchase additional vacations days:

  • Visit Your Benefits Resources (YBR), available through My Total Compensation and Benefits.
  • You can elect up to a total of five additional vacation days in increments of four hours or full day increments depending on your employment status.
  • After you make your elections, consider printing a copy of your confirmation page. Note: You'll also receive a confirmation statement mailed to your home.

Don’t forget! Check with your manager before purchasing any additional vacation days.

iconEnrollment and Deduction Questions (U.S. and Puerto Rico)

Call the Citi Benefits Center via ConnectOne at 1 (800) 881-3938, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. From the “benefits” menu, select the “health and insurance benefits as well as TRIP and spending accounts” option.

Visit Citi For You (intranet only) for more details on the Vacation Purchase Program.