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PG-8 University Holidays

Policy: PG-8
Subject: University Holidays
Approval Date: 12/05/2019
Revision Date: 11/17/89, 12/05/2019; 8/19/21
Last Review Date: 8/19/21


To establish conditions for observing established University holidays by regular, full-time faculty and staff members and those designated as continuing part-time.


The official annual established University holidays are as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Presidential Election Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Additional holidays may be designated by the University.


Each holiday established or designed by the University is intended to give an employee the benefit of one (1) work­day of paid time off. If an employee is required to work on a holiday, equivalent time off will be granted at another time. If a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled day off of an employee, equivalent time off will be granted at another time. Equivalent time off is scheduled in the same manner as vacation leave and is to be used before vacation leave is used. If a holiday occurs while an employee is using vacation leave or sick leave with pay, the holiday will not be charged as a day of vacation time or sick leave time.


To be eligible for a holiday with pay, an employee must be in pay status the employee's workday before and following the holiday. A holiday that occurs between an employee's active periods of employment or while an employee is on leave without pay shall not be granted to an employee. Faculty or staff on less than twelve months service are entitled to the holidays which fall during their contract period.

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