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POL 5.115 Holidays

Each year, the college observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Revised April 13, 1995


  1. All full-time administrative and classified employees are eligible for holiday pay effective the first day of work. Employees shall be paid for their full day.
  2. Holiday pay is calculated at the regular straight time rate.
  3. A paid holiday is not considered as hours worked for purposes of computing overtime over 40 hours during a week in which the holiday occurs.
  4. Non-exempt full-time employees who are required by their immediate supervisor to work on a holiday will receive double pay for the hours worked.
  5. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the previous Friday will be observed as the holiday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as the holiday. If the holiday falls on a Thursday, the following Friday will be considered a paid day off. If the holiday falls on a Tuesday, the preceding Monday will be considered a paid day off. An employee whose regular work schedule includes a Saturday and/or Sunday will receive the same number of paid holidays as all other full-time employees. The days off shall be mutually arranged between the employee and his/her immediate supervisor.
  6. Religious holidays that occur outside the college’s holiday schedule may be taken off without pay if the employee normally observes the holiday. The employee must make prior arrangements with his/her supervisor. Vacation time may be used if desired.
  7. Employees must work the regular workday immediately preceding and immediately following the holiday in order to be paid unless they have an excused absence. An excused absence is defined as an absence that has been approved by the supervisor. Examples of excused absences are vacation, illness, bereavement leave, public service duty, or other situations in which authorization for the absence has been granted by the supervisor.
  8. There will be no holiday pay when:
    1. An employee is on an approved leave of absence without pay, on layoff, or on regular workers’ compensation.
    2. An employee is absent on an unpaid leave on the last scheduled workday prior to the holiday.
    3. An employee is absent on an unpaid leave on the first scheduled workday after the holiday.
    4. An employee is on disciplinary suspension.
    5. An employee is scheduled to work on a holiday and does not report to work.
  9. Other holidays may be scheduled at the discretion of the board of trustees. The board of trustees will determine which dates will be designated each year and will notify employees of the schedule.