The official holidays for which time off with pay is granted are as follows:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

In order to receive holiday pay, full-time benefit-eligible employees must have worked their last scheduled day before the holiday and their first scheduled day after the holiday, unless otherwise excused by their supervisor for vacation, sick time, or FMLA leave (paid or unpaid). A supervisor/manager may request a physician‘s statement if the circumstances or situation warrants such.

If asked to work on a regular University holiday, an employee will receive equal compensatory time off in lieu of the time worked or be compensated for the holiday and, at straight time, for hours worked on the holiday. If the regular paid holiday occurs during paid vacation, the holiday is not counted as a vacation day. An employee on an unpaid leave of absence, with the exception of unpaid FMLA, is not eligible for paid holidays.

Part-time employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week receive pay if the holiday occurs during their regularly scheduled work period. If the holiday occurs on a day the employee is not scheduled to work, the employee does not receive holiday pay.

Biweekly employees must request the holiday off in Workday in advance of the holiday or compensatory time off and can reference the Request Time Off tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

The maximum holiday pay is 8 hours per day.

When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as the holiday. If a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as the holiday.