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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, 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 determined by the President for the University.

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.

Employees represented by a union will be paid holiday pay in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining unit.

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 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, non-exempt civil service staff may take an additional day of pay at the regular rate.

Initiating body: Human Resources

Contact: Assistant Vice President, Human Resources (309-438-8846)

Revised on: 9/2014

2018-01-29T14:20:55.935-06:00 2018