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Human Resources

College Policies I Holiday Leave

Holiday leave is a benefit that provides eligible staff with paid time off to celebrate certain national and other holidays. The amount paid for each day on holiday leave is the amount the employee would earn for a normal workday.

Eligibility

Full-time Employees: Full-time regular employees are eligible for holiday leave (except as provided by the subsections below).

Part-time Employees: Part-time benefit employees with at least half-time appointments are eligible for holiday leave after one year of service. Holiday leave for part-time regular employees is prorated (based upon the percentage of time worked during the previous anniversary year).

Employees With Less Than 12-Month Appointments: Employees with less than 12- month appointments are not paid for holidays that do not fall within their appointment period.

Employees with 12-Month Appointments:  For full-time 12-month staff members whose weekly schedule may not include the holiday as a workday, the College will enable you to take off a different workday as your paid holiday.  Please work with your supervisor to schedule this alternative holiday.

Holiday Leave Days
  • Friday of Spring Break
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • The day before Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day through the first work day after New Year’s Day

The College reserves the right to change the holiday schedule to serve the needs of the institution. The holiday schedule is published and distributed by Human Resources in January each year.

Other Holidays

The College recognizes that some employees may wish to celebrate religious and other holidays. Employees may use earned vacation or personal leave to observe these holidays with advanced coordination/approval of their supervisor. 

Payment related to Holidays

Non-Exempt Employees

When possible, hourly staff should be granted another day off in lieu of working on a holiday when it is required that an employee work on the holiday.  For example, if an employee is required to work on July 4th, the employee should work with their supervisor to schedule a different day off as a paid holiday.  If such operational flexibility is not available, regular non-exempt employees required to work on an official College holiday will be paid at one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for actual hours worked on the holiday.

Exempt Employees

Regular exempt employees are not paid extra for working on an official College holiday. An exempt employee may, however, with the approval of the employee’s supervisor, substitute the College holiday for another normal workday

Regular exempt employees are not paid extra for working on an official College holiday. An exempt employee may, however, with the approval of the employee’s supervisor, substitute the College holiday for another normal workday.

Unplanned time Before/After Holidays

Any employee who is absent without the College’s written approval on the scheduled workday before or after the holiday becomes ineligible for holiday pay. If a holiday falls during your vacation, you will record the Holiday as part of your time off.