Procedure No. 804.1
Area: Human Resources

Revisions Approved:

Description: Paid Holidays

The College recognizes the following holidays:

New Year's Day   January 1st
Dr. Martin Luther King Day                 3rd Monday in January
President's Day           3rd Monday in February
Good Friday     


Memorial Day    Last Monday in May
Independence Day   July 4th
Labor Day  1st Monday in September
Columbus Day  2nd Monday in October
Veteran's Day 4th Monday in October
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
Day After Thanksgiving  4th Friday in November
Christmas Day  December 25th
General Election Day 1st Tuesday in November


If a holiday falls on Saturday, it will be observed on Friday.  If a holiday falls on Sunday, it will be observed on the following Monday.

If a holiday occurs during the vacation or sick leave of an employee, it will not be charged as a day of vacation or sick leave.

Regular part-time employees regularly scheduled for more than 26 hours per week will receive holiday pay, provided the holiday falls on a scheduled work day.

It has been a practice that the College closes between Christmas and New Year's Day. In order to provide pay status for employees during this period, observance of the following holidays is postponed and utilized during this period: President's Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran's Day.  Newly hired employees who have not earned these holidays will be placed in no-pay status during the period of school closing.

An employee must be in pay status on the day before and the day after a holiday in order to be eligible for holiday pay.

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