Goldman Sachs policy gives partners, managing directors flexible vacation

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May 14 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) is giving partners and managing directors flexible vacation time, according to a memo obtained by Reuters, allowing them to take time off when needed, rather than adhere to a fixed number of days a year.

The memo, which The Telegraph reported on Saturday, said as of May 1 it was introducing the policy, allowing staff to take time off as needed without a fixed vacation entitlement.

All staff, however, would be expected to take a minimum of 15 days, or three weeks, a year, the memo said.

Goldman Sachs declined comment.

This change is significant for Wall Street banks, whose employees work extremely long hours. It comes about two months after a group of first-year Goldman Sachs analysts complained in March of being overworked and threatened to quit within six months unless conditions improved.

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Reporting by Rachna Dhanrajani in Bengaluru and Megan Davies in New York; Editing by Richard Chang and Chizu Nomiyama

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