The University will be officially closed in observance of the following holidays on
the date designated nationally each year:
When a department is required to remain open on a fixed holiday, payment terms are
as follows: exempt staff members will be given an alternate day off and non-exempt
employees will be paid overtime (1.5 X normal rate) and assigned another day off,
OR paid 2.5 X normal rate with no substitute time off. Supervisors will determine
the method of overtime/holiday compensation for non-exempt staff.
Area heads will determine which which departments or offices will need to be open
and which may close. The requirement to remain open will be based on the provision
of services essential to the conduct of classes, or department specific project deadlines
The University normally recognizes five additional workdays as holidays:
Christmas Week: Staff members also receive the four workdays between Christmas Day and New Year's
Day as supplemental holidays. Some staff members may be asked to work if one of the
following conditions exists:
a) Their jobs are related to campus security,
b) Their work load is increased due to year end operations,
c) Taking time off this week will have a negative impact on classes or
d) The University has work that can best be accomplished while the facilities are
not in use.
In these situations, employees working the days between Christmas Day and New Year's
Day will be given alternate days off.
Labor Day: As most employers are closed in observance of Labor Day, staff members whose job
responsibilities are not essential to the support of those classes scheduled to meet
on Labor Day will be given the day off as a supplemental holiday. Since the University
is officially open, supervisors of areas that provide essential services must adequately
staff their departments. Specific areas that need to be open include Registrar, Business
Office, Housing, Library, Administrative Computing, Print/Postal Services and Custodial
Services. Staff members working Labor Day will be given a compensatory day off, with
Fall Reading Day being the preferred day.