All employees who are regularly scheduled to work are eligible for holiday pay if the holiday falls on a normally scheduled workday. In the event the employee is regularly scheduled to work on the same day of the week as a holiday falls, the employee will receive the same number of paid work hours for that holiday as the scheduled workday. For example, an employee normally scheduled for 4 hours during a Thursday would receive 4 hours of holiday pay if the paid holiday falls on a Thursday.  Temporary and student employees are not eligible for holiday pay.

Employees who are required to work on a day designated as a holiday for their position will accrue “floating holiday” hours equivalent to the number of hours worked on the holiday, to a maximum of eight hours per day.  Floating holidays must be taken within one month of earning and must be scheduled with the supervisor. Normally, floating holiday time should be used before earned PTO time.  Floating holiday hours earned and used are tracked by the employee and supervisor.

Employees who are going on a leave of absence, or returning from a prior leave, must work at least two full weeks prior to the holiday to receive holiday pay.  To be eligible for holiday pay for the Christmas break, an employee must be in active status (including return from a leave of absence) as of December 1st before the start of the break.  To be eligible for holiday pay near the end of employment, a terminating employee must work a minimum of 5 work days after the holiday.

All staff employees in active status are granted the following 10+ paid holidays per year. These include:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day through New Year’s Eve Day

Last modified: February 5, 2019