What is Project: Time Off?

Project: Time Off aims to shift culture so that using personal time off is not considered frivolous, but essential to strengthening families and improving personal health; a business investment with proven returns; and an economic necessity.

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U.S. Travel Time Off Case Study

U.S. Travel walked the walk in 2014 by providing an incentive to employees for using their paid time off.

The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave: Balancing Employee Needs with Business Liabilities

$224 billion in accumulated vacation time sits on American businesses' balance sheets, according to a new Project: Time Off report, "The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave: Balancing Employee Needs with Business Liabilities.”

The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave Infographic

Share the findings from The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave in a compelling infographic. 

The Price of Unused Vacation Time: $224 Billion

Americans are throwing away $52.4 billion every year because they won’t take time off from work.

Hidden Costs Tweet Sheet

Use these pre-written Tweets and graphics to share findings from the latest report, The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave.

Latest Resources

U.S. Travel Time Off Case Study

U.S. Travel walked the walk in 2014 by providing an incentive to employees for using their paid time off.

The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave: Balancing Employee Needs with Business Liabilities

$224 billion in accumulated vacation time sits on American businesses' balance sheets, according to a new Project: Time Off report, "The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave: Balancing Employee Needs with Business Liabilities.”

The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave Infographic

Share the findings from The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave in a compelling infographic. 

Hidden Costs Tweet Sheet

Use these pre-written Tweets and graphics to share findings from the latest report, The Hidden Costs of Unused Leave.

All Work, No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off Executive Summary

Americans are work martyrs. Tied to the office, they leave more and more paid time off (PTO) unused each year, forfeiting their earned benefits and, in essence, working for free. 

Latest News

The Price of Unused Vacation Time: $224 Billion

Americans are throwing away $52.4 billion every year because they won’t take time off from work.

$224 Billion Tied Up in Accumulated Vacation Time Across Private Sector

“Businesses need to pay attention to this significant and growing liability on their balance sheets. Unused vacation time is a burden for American companies as well as the economy. Our previous research shows that if Americans took just one more day of vacation, it would amount to a $73 billion boon to the U.S. economy.”

U.S. Travel Announces Reimagined Initiative—Project: Time Off

The U.S. Travel Association announced Project: Time Off today, the new name for the association’s initiative to prove the personal, business, social and economic benefits that taking earned time off can deliver.

Ellen Wants You To Know... You're Irreplaceable

Time for a Vacation

Ellen couldn't believe that Americans are wasting vacation days. As much as she loves her job, she loves a day off even more.

Working For Free: U.S. Workforce Forfeits $52.4 Billion in Time Off Benefits Annually

Working For Free: U.S. Workforce Forfeits $52.4 Billion in Time Off Benefits Annually
Americans Are Taking Less Vacation Time than at Any Point in Last Four Decades

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How many days of PTO did you leave on the table last year?

Fact

70% of Americans say travel is an important goal worth saving for.