How Do You Prorate Vacation Time?

Vacation time accrual can be prorated by taking the amount of time worked during a period, dividing it by the time amount of the period covered and then multiplying it by the number of days that can be earned during the period. For full periods worked, no prorating is needed.

Prorating vacation time accrual is a method for determining how much vacation time an employee earns when hired between vacation earning periods. Prorating also occurs at the end of an employee’s work for a company to determine how much vacation time is earned, so the employee can be compensated for unused time.