“Short Term Time Off (STO) refers to job-protected time away from the workplace (generally 5 days or less) to address anticipated or unexpected issues of limited duration. STO may be scheduled or unscheduled, depending on the underlying need. STO enables workers to address the routine and emergency situations that occur in everybody’s lives.” (Workplace Flexibility 2010)

Workplace Flexibility 2010. (2007). Facts on short term time off. Retrieved November 1, 2007, from the Workplace Flexibility 2010 web site: