To provide a competitive paid time-off holiday benefit.

This benefit applies to full-time, reduced full-time and half-time staff employees.


  1. Full-time, reduced full-time and half-time staff employees are eligible for holiday pay.
  2. The following days are recognized as university-paid holidays.  University offices are closed on these days unless otherwise noted:
    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King's Birthday
    • Friday of Spring Break*
    • Easter
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Fall Break**
    • Thanksgiving (Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving Day through the Friday following Thanksgiving Day)
    • Christmas Closure

*Offices will remain open Monday through Thursday of Spring Break unless otherwise directed by the division vice president.

**Classes are in session on Labor Day, therefore offices will be closed on Fall Break in lieu of Labor Day. 

  1. Unless otherwise noted, university-paid holidays which fall on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday; paid holidays which fall on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.
  2. If a university-paid holiday falls during an employee's scheduled vacation, the holiday will not be counted as vacation taken.
  3. An employee who separated employment from the university on the last scheduled workday preceding a holiday will not receive holiday pay.  An employee who begins employment the day after a holiday will not receive holiday pay.
  4. A paid holiday not worked will not be credited as a regular work day for computation of weekly overtime.  An exempt employee required to work on a holiday will be given another day off at a time mutually convenient to the employee and the university.
  5. University holidays will be posted on the Human Resources webpage at
  6. Holiday hours accrue on a fiscal year basis and must be taken before the last working day of the fiscal year.
  7. For reduced full-time and half-time employees, if a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled work day, he/she will receive holiday pay for the number of hours normally worked on that day.  If a holiday falls on a day on which he/she is not schedule to work, no holiday pay will be granted.