The following are the eight paid holidays for regular administrative, service and support employees:

  • New Year's Day - Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day - Dec. 25

When a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a paid holiday. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a paid holiday. Holiday pay for regular, 99 percent to 75 percent full-time equivalence (FTE) will be determined on a pro rata basis.

All regular staff members receive paid time off for designated university holidays in proportion to their FTE, up to a maximum of eight hours. All nonexempt regular employees required to work on a holiday will receive one and a half times their straight-time wage rate for the hours worked in addition to their normal pay. Employees working on a holiday will not receive both premium pay for the holiday hours worked and weekly overtime pay for the same hours. In no case will premium pay and overtime pay be pyramided or duplicated. Employees failing to work on a holiday when scheduled are not eligible for pay. When a holiday falls on a normal day off for employees who work non-standard schedules, equivalent time off may be granted on another day. If another day off cannot be arranged, the employee will be paid for the holiday. Exempt regular employees will receive compensatory straight time off if required by their administrative superior to work on a holiday.

Holidays are considered to extend over a 24-hour period. Premium pay for the holiday will be paid for all hours worked on the day of the official university holiday.

If you are on vacation status during the time a holiday occurs, you may exclude that day in calculating the number of vacation days used.

Observance of special religious holidays may be permitted by the head of a department. In such cases, time off is charged to accumulated vacation time, excused absence without pay or personal days. (HR 401)

Reviewed 2016-08-22.