New INTO online service for leave queries

The INTO is now offering members an enhanced information service about leave entitlements with the launch of a new Leave Estimator, on

The leave estimator features calculators for sick leave and maternity leave; and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) covering other forms of leave and related entitlements such as parental, adoptive and parents’ leave, Covid-related leave, brief absences, job share, career break and more.

The estimator is in an easy-to-read format for desktop and mobile devices and replaces the current Leave app, which was only available on mobile. The app will shortly be discontinued, so members should delete it from their devices.

The new estimator will give members the chance to get instant answers to common queries about their leave entitlements and will be updated promptly when changes to relevant terms and conditions arise.

The estimator also contains links to Department circulars, resources, external links and INTO informational material including videos.

It is accessible through the home page of and in the Help & Advice section of the website. Members will need their password.

INTO General Secretary John Boyle encouraged members to use the news estimator but advised that “members with more complex questions may still need to contact the INTO Queryline, but we strongly encourage members to check the leave estimator first. A lot of time and energy has been put into creating this useful tool for members.”