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Employee Holiday Periods Policy     

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide employees with paid time off to recognize major holidays.

Scope

This policy applies to eligible College employees.

Policy

The College observes the following days as paid holidays for administrative and support staff employees. Staff offices will be closed on these days.

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day following unless classes are scheduled that day
  • Christmas Day and one day preceding or following, to be announced each year
  • New Year's Day and one day preceding or following, to be announced each year
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday (recognized)

Employees may also take one Floating Holiday Day per fiscal year (to be used as a complete work day and available after the new employee introductory period).

For regular part-time employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week, holiday benefits are only to be used to cover the scheduled work-day and scheduled number of hours normally worked that day (e.g., if a holiday is recognized on a Tuesday and the employee is scheduled to work Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the employee will not receive holiday pay).

The holidays at Adult Higher Education campus locations will be announced by the Vice President for Adult Higher Education. 

When a College holiday occurs on a weekend, the College will make an appropriate adjustment during the preceding or following week.

Regular employees must be in a “paid” status (i.e., receiving pay due to actual hours worked or from accrued vacation or sick time or a combination thereof) prior to and immediately following a College recognized holiday in order to be eligible to receive holiday pay.  If an employee takes leave without pay prior to or immediately following a College recognized holiday, the employee is not eligible for holiday pay.

The Campus Safety Office is required to be staffed seven (7) days a week, twenty four (24) hours per day.  The Safety Officers are scheduled on a pre-determined schedule.  All officers working on holidays (full-time, part-time or temporary employees) will receive holiday pay in addition to their regular pay.  Officer’s not working the holiday will not receive the holiday pay.  The maximum number of hours paid for holiday pay is eight (8) hours.  If employees work less than eight (8) hours on the specified holiday, the employee will receive the same number of hours in holiday pay and will not receive the maximum of eight (8) hours of holiday pay. 

 

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