Forms, Policies, & Guides

510 - University Holidays

Subject: University Holidays

Section: U510

Date: October, 2016


Purpose:

To provide University-recognized paid holidays for benefits-eligible staff employees.

Policy:

The University recognizes eight (8) 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, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

procedures:

  1. A staff employee who is scheduled to work twenty (20) or more hours per week is eligible for University holiday pay.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Holiday pay is not to be considered hours worked in the computation of overtime.
  10. 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.