Effective Date: October 6, 2020
Last Reviewed: September 1, 2020


The College recognizes the following days, or observed days, as the official holidays/days off for the College:

New Year's Day                 Martin Luther King Day            Good Friday

Memorial Day                    Juneteenth                             Independence Day

Labor Day                         Indigenous People's Day          Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving       Christmas Eve Day                Christmas Day

New Year's Eve Day                   

Non-exempt employees required to work any of the above holidays/days off will be compensated at time and one-half their base hourly rate, including any differential. When a holiday falls on a Monday – Friday and full-time employees are regularly scheduled to have that day off they will be allowed to take the holiday on another day within the current fiscal year with the approval of their supervisor. This day must be taken as a full day. When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday and the College observes that holiday on the Saturday or Sunday, employees not regularly scheduled for Saturday or Sunday do not receive an additional day off.

When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday and the College observes the holiday on either a Friday or Monday, employees required to work on the “observed holiday” may take another day off, within the current fiscal year with the approval of their supervisor. This day must be taken as a full day. Full-time employees whose regularly scheduled day off is the observed holiday (and the employee is not scheduled to work the Saturday or Sunday holiday) may take another full day off within the current fiscal year with the approval of their supervisor. If non-exempt employees works both the observed day and the actual holiday, they may choose to receive additional pay or both non-exempt and exempt employees may take another day off for the actual holiday with approval by their supervisor, but they will not receive compensation and/or time off for both days.

The College recognizes the following three days as floating holidays:

Presidents’ Day      Patriots’ Day      Veterans’ Day

Employees who are scheduled for and do work any of the floating holidays will receive another day off to be used within the current fiscal year. This day must be taken as a full-day and be approved by their supervisor. Additional compensation is not paid to employees working on floating holidays.

The College reserves the right to require medical documentation from any employee who is scheduled to work on a holiday or floating holiday and does not work due to illness.

For purposes of determining holiday pay, the College recognizes the holiday as 24 hours (midnight to midnight). Any hours worked within that 24-hour window will be considered holiday pay. To be eligible for an additional day off, employees must work greater than 4 hours of their shift on the holiday or observed holiday.

Should the College allow for any additional days off during the year, which the President identifies as a “Presidential day off,” non-exempt employees required to work on said day will be compensated at time and one-half for that day. Employees not scheduled to work on a “Presidential day off” will not receive another day off.

Part-time employees who are scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week, receive pro-rated pay for holidays/floating holidays/days off.

All non-exempt employees, regardless of the number of hours per week scheduled, will receive holiday pay for working on an above-referenced holiday, excluding floating holidays.

Holidays for employees who are members of bargaining units are determined by the respective collective bargaining agreement.