510 - University Holidays
Subject: University Holidays
Date: January, 2022
To provide University-recognized paid holidays for benefits-eligible staff employees.
The University recognizes nine (9) days during the year as paid holidays for its regular, benefits-eligible staff employees. Those holidays are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
- A staff employee who is scheduled to work twenty (20) or more hours per week is eligible for University holiday pay.
- University holiday pay is the regular, straight-time rate for the number of hours in an average workday. If a staff employee's schedule is irregular or part-time, holiday pay will be equal to one-fifth (1/5) the number of regularly scheduled hours in the workweek.
- A staff employee must be in pay status on the day before and the day following the holiday to be eligible for University holiday pay.
- When a regular holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be considered the University holiday. When the regular holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be considered the University holiday.
- A staff employee is not allowed holiday pay while in an out-of-pay status, such as leave of absence, layoff or while receiving Short-Term disability payments.
- A benefits-eligible, biweekly staff employee who may be required to work on a University holiday, will be paid at one and one-half (1.5) times his/her regular rate. A benefits-eligible monthly staff employee who is required to work on a University holiday will be paid his/her regular salary and is entitled to another day off.
- A biweekly staff employee who is required to work on a University holiday that falls on his/her regularly scheduled day off, will be paid at twice his/her regular rate and will also receive another day off with pay, either thirty (30) days before or after the holiday.
- When a holiday falls on a staff employee's day off in conjunction with a flexible work option, the employee is to be given another day off with pay either thirty (30) days before or after the holiday.
- Holiday pay is not to be considered hours worked in the computation of overtime.
- A staff employee covered by a negotiated agreement will receive paid time-off for holidays in accordance with that agreement.
Employees represented by a bargaining unit may be governed by the appropriate bargaining unit agreement.