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3.5 Holidays (Revised 6-28-13)

Staff members are eligible for nine Holidays per calendar year:  New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and a Floating Holiday.  A Floating Holiday is scheduled at the option of the employee with the approval of the appropriate unit administrator.  To qualify for holiday pay, an employee must be eligible to receive earnings (including pay for illness leave, vacation pay, compensatory time off, and related provisions) on the regularly scheduled work day immediately preceding and immediately following the holiday.  Employees retiring January 1 need not work following the holidays to receive pay for Christmas Day and the Christmas/New Year closure period.

 When a designated University holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a holiday; when the holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a holiday.