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The Administrative Policies

TAP NO. 14: HOLIDAYS/HOLY DAYS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE/PROFESSIONAL AND SUPPORT EMPLOYEES

The University observes the following regular holidays listed below. Full-time, non-temporary, administrative/professional, and support employees (except those necessary to maintain essential services) are not required to work on these days. Any holiday which falls on a Saturday is observed on the preceding Friday; any holiday which falls on a Sunday is observed on the following Monday.

New Year’s Day 

Good Friday 

Memorial Day 

Independence Day  

Labor Day 

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

In addition, the University observes all holy days of obligation (Ascension Thursday, the Assumption, All Saints Day, and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception), and employees are not required to work if any of these days falls on a regularly scheduled work day.

Also, the University does not require that employees work on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday, the Friday following Thanksgiving, the last regularly scheduled working day before Christmas, and the last regularly scheduled working day before New Year’s Day. Additional holidays may be authorized by the President.

Employees required to work on any of the holidays/holy days observed by the University receive an additional day of paid vacation.

Support employees receive their regular hourly rate for hours worked plus an additional day of paid vacation. The additional day of paid vacation should be used as soon as reasonably possible and must be used within the employee’s employment anniversary cycle. Senior Department Heads have the option to provide payment in lieu of an additional day of paid vacation for support employees. Payment requires funding to be available from the department budget and divisional vice president approval. (Exceptions are support employees covered by labor agreement).

Administrative employees will receive an additional day of paid vacation. There is no provision to provide additional payment for the time worked in lieu of an additional day of paid vacation. The additional day of paid vacation should be used as soon as reasonably possible and must be used within the employee’s employment anniversary cycle.

Compensatory vacation days will not be paid out upon termination of employment.

REV: 9/08

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