Legal Holidays Observed by UW-Green Bay

New Year's Day New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Observed Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Observed
Memorial Day Memorial Day
Independence Day Independence Day
Labor Day Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Christmas Eve
Christmas Day Christmas Day
New Year's Eve New Year's Eve

University offices are closed on these days. If you are a classified employee and occupy a position that requires you to work on a holiday, you earn time and a half for all hours worked. You can also defer the holiday to use at a later time.

If a legal holiday occurs on an employee's regularly scheduled day off (i.e., Saturday or Sunday), floating legal holiday time is granted (see exception below).

Exception: If the legal holidays of January 1, July 4, or December 25 occur on a Sunday, University offices will be closed on the following day (Monday) in observance of the legal holiday.

Allocation of Floating Legal Holiday
Floating legal holiday is allocated to the employee during the pay period in which the legal holiday occurs and will appear on the next leave or earnings statement.

Use of Floating Legal Holiday
Floating legal holiday may be used any time during the year it is earned. Classified employees must use the January 1 floating legal holiday hours during the calendar year it is earned. Unclassified employees must use the January 1 legal holiday hours during the fiscal year it is earned. If used before the legal holiday occurs, the balance will appear as a negative number on your earnings statement. Use of a floating holiday should be reported as “Legal Holiday” on your timesheet.

There are no provisions to allow employees to carryover floating legal holiday into the next fiscal year (unclassified) or calendar year (classified employees).