If you are in a 100% FTE position, each holiday established by the University is intended to give you eight hours of paid time off.

If you are in less than a 100% FTE position, please refer to HR 88 to learn about how to calculate your holiday time.

New Year's Day--January 1
Memorial Day—May 25
Independence Day—July 4*
Labor Day—September 7
Thanksgiving—November 26**
Winter Break—December 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2016
* Friday, July 3 will not be a University holiday; however, classes at University Park and several other campuses will not be held July 3.  University policies provide that if a University holiday falls on an employee's regularly scheduled day off, the employee receives holiday compensatory time to be used at another time. Employees who normally do not work Saturdays will receive holiday compensatory time for the Independence Day holiday.

**Friday, November 27 will be considered a closedown day. It will not be considered a “holiday,” so provisions for premium pay and the like do not apply. Human Resources Guideline HRG10, “Handling ‘Weather Day’ Absences of Official University Closedowns Due to Weather Conditions,” provides the needed guidance for staff and technical-service employees. In general, the following will apply:

  • Employees who normally work Fridays and are not required to work, including wage payroll employees who are eligible for earned time, will receive pay for the day as if they had worked. Employees who had previously scheduled a vacation day or other paid time off will not have such time charged.
  • Employees who are required to work Thanksgiving Friday, including wage payroll employees who are eligible for earned time, will receive time off equivalent to the number of hours worked.
  • Full-time staff and technical-service employees whose regular day off falls on Thanksgiving Friday will receive an additional day of equivalent time off to be scheduled at another time mutually agreeable to the employee and the supervisor. Although this represents an expansion of the benefit provided for in the guideline, it is in keeping with the intention of the provision of this unique benefit.

Questions regarding this holiday schedule should be directed to the appropriate college or department Human Resources Representative.

Please see the following link for more information regarding Religious Observances.

Policies affecting employees represented by a union are found in the appropriate Agreements. 

For more detailed information see policies