(For hourly positions in Solon, OH) A pool of Paid Time Off is accrued on a weekly basis, but you can borrow from that pool any time during the year. There are 3 levels of PTO awarded, based on tenure: PTO15 days (0-4 years), PTO20 days (5-9 years), PTO25 days (10+ years). Staff are also awarded 3 Floating Holidays each January that can be used in conjunction with PTO accruals. Accruals are pro-rated for the year, so if you start on the first of the year, you can expect 15 days PTO and 3 Floating Holidays.
If you have PTO you can use it at any time you want (PTO = sick time thanks to your proximity to your neighbors); you have 3 weeks to take. However, keep in mind that you taking time off will be to the detriment to the already over-worked coworkers. Thankfully, your coworkers probably don't care about you, either.