How to Request Paid Time Off in Gusto

Request paid time off directly from your online payroll (employee) account.

  • If your administrator has made this feature available to you, navigate to the Time Off tab.
  • Click Manage Requests from your Time Off policy.
  • Click Request Time Off/Sick Time.
  • Select the day(s) for your requested time off.
    • Full Days: 8 hours will be submitted for each business day (does not include weekends).
    • Partial Days: A default amount of 8 hours will be entered for each date. Update this number as needed.
    • Paid Holidays: As designated by your employer.
    • If you select a single date, a default amount of 8 hours will be entered. Update this number as needed.
  • Add a note to your employer regarding the request (optional).
  • Click Send Request.
  • Your payroll administrators will be notified by email regarding your request. Once the request has been approved or declined, you'll receive an email notification. View the status of your requests in your online payroll account.
Questions and Answers

Q: What types of time off can I request? 
A: You can request paid time off if a policy has been set up by your payroll administrator. Salaried employees can request time off for dates in any future or past payrolls.
Q: What are "paid" hours?

A: You can request time off that spans over multiple pay periods. Once a payroll has been run for one of these pay periods, the time off will show those processed time off hours as paid.