Fiscal Year 2019
September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019
|September 3, 2018||Monday||Labor Day||Closed|
|November 22, 2018||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||Closed|
|November 23, 2018||Friday||Day After Thanksgiving||Closed|
|December 24, 2018||Monday||Christmas Eve||Closed|
|December 25, 2018||Tuesday||Christmas Day||Closed|
|December 26, 2018||Wednesday||Day After Christmas||Closed|
|December 27, 2018||Thursday||Winter Holiday||Skeleton Workforce Required|
|December 28, 2018||Friday||Winter Holiday||Skeleton Workforce Required|
|December 31, 2018||Monday||Winter Holiday||Skeleton Workforce Required|
|January 1, 2019||Tuesday||New Year's Day||Closed|
|January 21, 2019||Monday||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Closed|
|May 27, 2019||Monday||Memorial Day||Closed|
|July 4, 2019||Thursday||Independence Day||Closed|
Fiscal Year 2018
September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018
|September 4, 2017||Monday||Labor Day||Closed|
|November 23, 2017||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||Closed|
|November 24, 2017||Friday||Day After Thanksgiving||Closed|
|December 22, 2017||Friday||Winter Holiday||Skeleton Workforce Required|
|December 25, 2017||Monday||Winter Holiday||Closed|
|December 26, 2017||Tuesday||Winter Holiday||Closed|
|December 27, 2017||Wednesday||Winter Holiday||Skeleton Workforce Required|
|December 28, 2017||Thursday||Winter Holiday||Skeleton Workforce Required|
|December 29, 2017||Friday||Winter Holiday||Skeleton Workforce Required|
|January 1, 2018||Monday||Winter Holiday||Closed|
|January 15, 2018||Monday||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Closed|
|May 28, 2018||Monday||Memorial Day||Closed|
|July 4, 2018||Wednesday||Independence Day||Closed|
Employees who are appointed to work at least 20 hours per week for a period of at least 4.5 continuous months are eligible for holiday leave. This does not include positions which require student status as a condition of employment.
Holidays are compensated at 8 hours per day for full-time employees. Part-time employees receive holiday pay proportionate to the number of hours appointed to work weekly.
The state legislature determines the number of holidays observed by all state agencies and institutions of higher education. The total number of holidays consists of various national and state holidays which fall on a weekday; holidays that fall on a weekend are not included. Institutions of higher education are granted flexibility to establish their own schedules. U.T. System Administration observes the same number of holidays observed by other state agencies though the schedules may differ.
Skeleton Workforce Required
Offices must remain open and sufficiently staffed to conduct official business.
Depending on the number of holidays within a fiscal year, a floating holiday may be included in the holiday schedule. If included in the holiday schedule, full-time employees will receive 8 hours of floating holiday leave per award. Part-time employees will receive a proportionate amount based on the number of hours appointed to work weekly. A floating holiday should be used within the fiscal year it was awarded. Unused floating holiday will carry over to the following fiscal year. Upon separation (including state agency transfers), unused floating holiday will be paid out.
Holiday Compensatory Time
Employees who work on a holiday will receive equivalent time off categorized as holiday compensatory time. Earned holiday compensatory time may be used as leave within the 12-month period following the holiday worked.
The legislature has designated Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Good Friday as optional holidays. A holiday pay-eligible employee may observe optional holidays by working on any holiday in which a skeleton workforce is required or by using applicable accrued leave.