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Policy 616 - Holidays

616. Holidays


It is the policy of the University to grant its employees certain paid holidays.



All regular and fixed term staff employees whose full time equivalency is at least 50% (20 hours per week) are eligible for paid holidays from their date of hire.

Days Designated as Paid Holidays

New Year’s Day Juneteenth Day Christmas Eve Day
Martin Luther King Day Independence Day Christmas Day
President’s Day Labor Day New Year’s Eve Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day  
Memorial Day Friday after Thanksgiving  

At the discretion of the President of the University, other paid days off may be declared on a one time basis.

Saturday or Sunday Holidays

When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the University reserves the right to declare either the previous Friday or the following Monday as the paid day off for observation of the holiday. The University reserves the right to observe any holiday on a certain date based on requirements of the University calendar.

Holiday Pay

All holiday pay is based on an employee’s regular base pay unless otherwise noted.

When the day of the holiday observance falls on a scheduled work day and the employee does not work on that day:

When the day of holiday observance falls on the employee’s normally scheduled day off:

When the employee is required to work on the day of holiday observance:

When the day of holiday observance occurs while an employee is on an approved leave (vacation, sick leave, or other paid leave from which the employee is expected and scheduled to return to work,) the time shall be charged as paid holiday rather than as a vacation, sick leave or other paid leave. An employee on an unpaid leave of absence does not receive pay for the holiday.


Each department must inform its employees about the department’s holiday schedule and holiday leave policy.


Contact Human Resources if you have questions or if you would like more information about this policy.

Policy Approved: October 23, 1998

Last Updated: September 14, 2022

Last Reviewed: June 30, 2022

Maintainer: Human Resources

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