Time Away From Work

Paid Time Off (PTO), sick days, and other forms of leave are critical to ensuring you’re able to balance your work and personal life, recharge, and show up as your best self. Please note: Where applicable, SunPower’s Time Off policies will be adjusted to comply with local regulations.

Company Holidays

SunPower gives you 13 paid holidays to enjoy throughout the year:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Presidents Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

One company-determined floating holiday

One employee-determined floating holiday

Paid-Time Off Policy

Non-Exempt and Part-Time Employees

Non-exempt employees working 20 hours or more per week accrue PTO per the following schedule:

Years of Service

Per Pay Period Accrual in fractions of an hour

Per Pay Period Accrual in hours and minutes

(how it appears in the grid)

Hours Accrued per Year

Maximum Accrued Hours

0 - 3.99 Years





4 - 9.99 Years





10+ Years





Part-time employees accrue PTO on a pro-rated basis. Accrual rate changes will take effect the first pay period following the anniversary date per the table above.

Discretionary Paid-Time Off Policy

Exempt Employees

Exempt/salaried employees do not accrue PTO or have an allotted number of PTO days but instead are encouraged to take time off as needed. While there is no limit, exempt/salaried employees are still responsible for working with their managers in advance to schedule absences and manage workload and deliverables.

Sick Time

SunPower gives up to 10 sick days (80 hours) per year to all employees. New hires receive 10 days (80 hours) if hired between January and June. If hired between July and December, you will receive 5 days (40 hours) of sick leave.

Volunteer Time Off

Giving back to our communities is a priority at SunPower. We encourage you to get involved in improving your local community. You receive up to 3 days paid time off per year to volunteer on behalf of SunPower with a non-profit or school of your choice.

Bereavement Policy

An employee who has experienced a death in their immediate family is eligible for paid bereavement leave as follows:

Immediate family is defined as: spouse or domestic partner, children, brother, sister, mother, father, parent-in-law, son in-law, daughter-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, grandchild, grandparent, step grandparent, and step-grandchild.

Bereavement leave is 3 days. 2 additional days are allowed for out-of-state travel.

Paid Parental Leave

Both birthing and non-birthing parents who have worked at SunPower for at least 12 months receive up to 10 weeks of Paid Parental Bonding Leave (concurrent and offset by State programs). This benefit can be used within 12 months following birth, adoption, or the placement of a foster child.

Bellevue Employees Only:

SunPower provides 100% subsidized parking (first come, first serve basis in the City Center Bellevue building at 500 108th Ave NE) and ORCA public transit passes for employees going into our Bellevue, WA office.