Workplace Flexibility 2010 has coined the term "Episodic Time Off" or "EPTO" to describe the type of workplace flexibility needed to address the recurring need for time off - sometimes regular, sometimes sporadic, sometimes foreseeable, sometimes not - for which Short Term Time Off is insufficient and which a Flexible Work Arrangement cannot resolve. Evidence illustrates that across the lifespan, for a variety of reasons, the need and desire for EPTO are great.
McGuire, Jean Flatley and Kenney, Kaitlyn, "Fact Sheet On Episodic Time Off (EPTO)" (2007). Memos and Fact Sheets. Paper 21.