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Fiscal Year 2020

September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020
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Date Day Holiday Status
September 2, 2019 Monday Labor Day Closed
November 28, 2019 Thursday Thanksgiving Day Closed
November 29, 2019 Friday Day After Thanksgiving Closed
December 23, 2019 Monday Winter Holiday Skeleton Workforce Required
December 24, 2019 Tuesday Christmas Eve Closed
December 25, 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day Closed
December 26, 2019 Thursday Day After Christmas Closed
December 27, 2019 Friday Winter Holiday Skeleton Workforce Required
December 30, 2019 Monday Winter Holiday Skeleton Workforce Required
December 31, 2019 Tuesday Winter Holiday Skeleton Workforce Required
January 1, 2020 Wednesday New Year's Day Closed
January 2, 2020 Thursday Winter Holiday Skeleton Workforce Required
January 3, 2020 Friday Winter Holiday Skeleton Workforce Required
January 20, 2020 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closed
May 25, 2020 Monday Memorial Day
Closed

 


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