Policy No. C. 4.00

Date of Issue 7/2/2014

Date of Update 6/13/2023


There are ten official paid holidays each year for eligible non-union employees.

New Year's Day 
Martin Luther King Day
Memorial Day
Juneteenth Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day 

In addition to these federal holidays, the university establishes additional days as university holidays. Two of these are established in each year’s holiday schedule and the remainder are used between Christmas Day and New Year’s day each year when the university is closed. Click here to see a list of the current year's holidays.


All full-time employees will be given the official, paid holidays off with straight time pay to a maximum of 7.75 hours per holiday. Eligible part-time employees will be paid a pro-rated share of 7.75 hours if the holiday occurs on a regularly scheduled work day.


Non-exempt employees, not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, who are required to work on an official, paid holiday, will be compensated at one-and-one-half times his/her regular hourly rate of pay for all hours worked.


An employee must have worked in the payroll period in which the official, paid holiday occurs to be paid for such holiday unless the employee is on approved vacation or paid sick leave.