Kimberly Clark

Time Away From Work

Whether planned or unexpected, time away from work is a necessity. Below is an overview of K-C’s time off and leave of absence benefits.

To learn more, visit @myHR > Total Rewards > Time & Attendance > Leave of Absence Policies.


K-C provides short-term and basic long-term disability coverage at no cost to you. Additional optional long-term disability coverage may be available for purchase during Annual Enrollment.

  • Short-term disability benefits offer income protection if you’re unable to work due to covered illness, injury, or surgery for up to 26 weeks.
  • Long-term disability benefits provide you with continued income protection for a covered illness or injury that extends beyond your short-term disability period.

Emergency Leave

Provides time off for unexpected personal needs. General information can be found in the Time Off Policy; production facilities may have site-specific policies available on @myHR.

Family and Medical Leave

Provides unpaid job-protected time off for qualifying events under the Federal (and state, where applicable) Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Click here to learn more about FMLA and the resources avalaible to you.


Employees at K-C corporate sites receive eight paid company holidays and four paid personal (floating) holidays per year. Production sites’ holiday calendars vary by location and are posted on @myHR.

Maternity Leave

Provides six weeks of disability benefits for recovery following childbirth. Click here for a Maternity Overview.

Parental Leave

Provides four weeks of paid time off to bond with and care for a child following birth, adoption or foster placement. Click here to see K-C's Parental Leave Policy.

Military Leave

K-C provides benefits including pay differential for periods of mandatory/elective training or if you’re called to active duty.


If you’re salaried and hired before December 1, you’re eligible for vacation in your first year (amount varies by hire date). In the first full year of employment, you receive two weeks of vacation. Additional weeks of vacation are earned based on years of employment at K-C.

Years of Service

Annual Vacation

Year after hire – 4 years 2 weeks
5 – 11 years 3 weeks
12 – 17 years 4 weeks
18 – 24 years 5 weeks
25 or more years 6 weeks

Production employees’ vacation varies by site. Check your local policy on @myHR to see your vacation amount.

Workers Compensation

Provides pay, based on state guidelines, for covered workplace injuries and illnesses. Contact your team leader, site nurse and/or HR representative to report a workplace injury or illness.


This site is provided to help Kimberly-Clark (K-C) employees better understand their benefit plans. It does not guarantee coverage under a plan and does not provide complete descriptions of K-C benefit plans. K-C reserves the right to change these plans at any time. In all cases, the formal Plan Documents will govern.

If you are an organized hourly employee covered by these plans, see your HR representative or other person designated at your unit for information on how your plan(s) may differ from the information on this site. You may also call the Benefits Information Line at 800-551-2333. Empyrean representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Fidelity representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. From outside the U.S., dial your country’s toll-free AT&T Direct Access number then enter 800-551-2333.