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3.5.7 Holidays & Qualifying for Paid Holidays

Administrative and staff personnel will receive the basic holidays recognized by the University.  The President of the University may designate additional holidays.  All regular full-time or part-time employees on the active payroll will be eligible for holiday pay and will be paid at the employee's current rate of pay.  Part-time employees will be paid holiday pay on a pro-rata basis according to the number of regularly scheduled work hours in a normal workday.    
 
The recognized holidays for which all University employees will be compensated are:
 
(1)
Martin Luther King's Birthday
(2)
Good Friday
(3)
Memorial Day
(4)
Fourth of July
(5)
Labor Day
(6)
Thanksgiving holidays (Thursday and Friday)
(7)
Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day (December 24 through January 1 inclusive).
The recognized holidays for which Post Office employees will be compensated are:
 
 
(1)
New Year’s Day
(2)
Washington's Birthday
(3)
Memorial Day
(4)
Fourth of July
(5)
Labor Day
(6)
Columbus Day
(7)
Veteran's Day
(8)
Thanksgiving Day
(9)
Christmas Day
 
Note:  Temporary employees are not eligible for holiday pay. 
 
All administrative and staff personnel of the University are expected to render such service as necessary for the effective operation of their respective departments and the University during holidays. 
 
Alternatively, the employee may schedule a different day off at a time mutually agreeable to the employee and supervisor during the work-week in which a holiday falls, whereby the employee would receive compensation for actual hours worked on the holiday unless such hours exceed 40 hours worked for the work-week.  Compensatory time off will be given first consideration.  When applicable, FLSA requirements pertaining to hours worked and holiday pay will be adhered to.  
 
It is the responsibility of the supervisor or director to keep accurate records of number of compensatory hours earned each week.  The willful falsification of records may subject the supervisor and/or the employee to criminal action.
 
In the event a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday.  Likewise, when one of the University's recognized holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a holiday.
 
Any official or declared closing of the University which falls within a period of an employee's approved personal and/or major medical leave shall be considered holiday leave and shall not be deducted from the employee's accrued personal leave.
 
Qualifying for Paid Holidays
To qualify for paid holidays, an employee is required to work both the working day before and after the holiday occurs.  The work-day before and after the holiday would be defined as the regularly scheduled work-day for each employee's job. 
 
Personal and major medical leave MAY NOT be used in lieu of days taken before or after a paid holiday unless the employee is on an approved leave of absence, a medical leave, or vacation.