We require employees to take one vacation week in consecutive days, and the rest may be taken however they choose (subject to supervisor approval). Most of our employees only get 2 weeks, and the maximum is 3 weeks.
In special circumstances, an exception to the 5 consecutive day rule may be allowed. To my knowledge, no examiner has ever criticized or even commented on our practice.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker