Holiday pay and benefits


As a TSS worker you will accrue holiday on the hours you work at a rate that is equivalent to 38 days per year. Every time you submit a timesheet 17.1% of these hours will be added to your holiday account.

Calculate your holiday accrual 

If you work 36.5 hours a week then 17.1/100 x 36.5 = 6.24 hours of holiday for that week. If you work four weeks in a payroll month then simply multiply 6.24 x 4 = 24.96. We can provide you with your latest holiday accrual details after each payroll so please contact us if you require this information.  


If you wish to take time off during your assignment please inform your manager. To request payment for these hours please submit a holiday request form to us. If you don’t have enough holiday accrued in your account at that point we will pay out what you have and the rest will be unpaid leave. 

All holiday request forms must be submitted before the payroll deadlines in order to be processed in that month’s pay. 

You will automatically be paid for bank holidays and University fixed closure dates from your holiday account unless you are working or wish to opt out. You will receive communication from us regarding the process during payroll months where this applies.  

Your holiday year commences on the day you start your first TSS assignment. All holiday payments must be made within that year as we are unable to carry over any accrual.

Staff benefits 

As a temporary worker you can enjoy a range of discounts available with your University staff card. You can also access free online training courses by logging into Molly with your University email. 

Working at the University 

While you are working for TSS you will be eligible to apply for ‘internal only’ vacancies. Please visit Oxford University Jobs for more information. 

The University of Oxford is committed to being a Living Wage employer. All workers will be paid the Living Wage rate or above.  

We are proud that our organisation is one of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers for diversity and inclusion. The University also holds bronze awards for race and gender equality.

The University of Oxford offers a diverse environment and we hope that working with TSS will give you a varied and rewarding experience.

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