Holiday Schedule

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Fiscal Year 2019

September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019
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Date Day Holiday Status
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
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Date Day Holiday Status
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
Variable Variable Floating Holiday N/A

 


Holiday Leave

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.

Floating Holiday

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.

Optional Holidays

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.

HOP 3.3.2 Holidays