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3.1.5 Holidays


Holidays recognized by the Board shall be New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and four additional floating days to be determined by the President.

University Offices will be closed, except for necessary operations, on these holidays. Employees who follow the administrative calendar will be excused with normal pay unless otherwise provided in this policy or determined by the President of the University.

To be eligible for holiday pay, employees must be in pay status (either working or using a payable benefit (e.g., vacation time, compensatory time, paid leave of absence, etc.)) on their last scheduled workday before and their first scheduled workday after the holiday. 

Employees who are in a layoff status are eligible for holiday pay if the layoff period started no more than 21 days before the holiday.

In the event of any conflict between the provisions of this policy and an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the provision in the applicable bargaining agreement controls. 

Hourly Employees Only

Hourly employees (Civil Service or Administrative Professional) required or authorized to work on the holiday will be paid time and one-half for hours worked in addition to receiving 7.5 hours (or 8 hours for designated forty-hour workweek employees) of holiday pay. Holiday pay does not include overtime or other premiums normally received when at work. Part-time employees are paid holiday pay based on a percentage of appointment.

The University observes holidays recognizing the standard Monday through Friday work schedule. Employees who work other than a Monday through Friday schedule may observe the calendar holiday when the holiday falls on a weekend. Other schedule adjustments may be necessary and should always be coordinated in advance with the supervisor. When the designated holiday falls on an employee's regular day off, the employee may either take a day off with pay within two weeks of the holiday or alternatively, with supervisory approval, hourly employees may take an additional day of pay at the regular rate.

Policy Owner: Human Resources

Contact: Human Resources (309)438-8311

Revised on: 07/2022

2022-12-21T08:16:44.213405-08:00 2022