Holiday schedule and policy

2016

Holiday Legal date Observed
 New Years  1/1/2016  1/1/2016
 Martin Luther King  1/18/2016  1/18/2016
 President's Day  2/15/2016   2/15/2016
 Memorial Day  5/30/2016  5/30/2016
 Independence Day  7/4/2016   7/4/2016
 Labor Day  9/5/2016   9/5/2016
 Veterans' Day  11/11/2016  11/11/2016
 Thanksgiving  11/24/2016  11/24/2016
 Thanksgiving Friday  11/25/2016  11/25/2016
Christmas Eve** 12/24/2016 12/23/2016
Christmas Day 12/25/2016 12/26/2016

 2017

Holiday Legal date Observed
New Years 1/1/2017 1/2/2017
Martin Luther King 1/16/2017 1/16/2017
President's Day 2/20/2017 2/20/2017
Memorial Day 5/29/2017 5/29/2017
Independence Day 7/4/2017 7/4/2017
Labor Day 9/4/2017 9/4/2017
Veterans' Day 11/11/2017 11/10/2017
Thanksgiving 11/23/2017 11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Friday 11/24/2017 11/24/2017
Christmas Eve** 12/24/2017 12/22/2017
Christmas Day 12/25/2017 12/25/2017

**Additional county holiday (not a legal holiday). County departments must have a sufficient number of employees at work. See HR Rule 12.3.b. - Additional Holiday

Religious holidays

You may use paid vacation, PTO, deferred holiday or compensatory time hours, or unpaid leave, to observe religious holidays which fall on a scheduled work day.

Holidays on Saturday or Sunday

  • When New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans' Day or Christmas Day falls on Sunday, the following Monday is the observed holiday.
  • When these holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday is the observed holiday.
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, Christmas Eve is observed on the Thursday preceding the Friday holiday.
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, Christmas Eve is observed on the preceding Friday.

General provisions

  • Policies concerning holidays vary from department to department. Employees should learn their department's policy regarding holidays.
  • All full-time employees receive the same number of holidays, whether they work Monday through Friday or some other schedule.
  • Employees who regularly work half-time or more receive holiday pay in proportion to the time they work.
  • Holiday pay for part-time employees is based on average hours for the previous quarter (or standard hours if the employee had no hours in the previous quarter)
  • Employees required to work on the designated holiday are paid for the time worked and may use the holiday time off on a later date (provisions of union contracts may vary; consult the applicable labor agreement).
  • Seasonal employees and limited duration six months or less are not eligible for paid holidays.
  • Generally, employees working in departments with more than eight-hour operations should expect to work some holidays. Examples of these are Library, Sheriff, County Home School, Juvenile Detention Center, and Property Services.
  • Employees represented by a union contract are paid holiday premium for hours worked on a holiday, except Christmas Eve (consult the applicable labor agreement).
  • Non-represented nonexempt employees are paid one and one-half times the regular hourly rate only if they work on a legal holiday.
  • Employees are not required to work days preceding and following holidays to be eligible for holiday pay.
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