Legal Holidays


Legal Holiday 2018 2019
New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2018 Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Observed Monday, January 15, 2018 Monday, January 21, 2019
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018 Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Thursday, July 4, 2019
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018 Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Eve Monday, December 24, 2018 Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Monday, December 31, 2018 Tuesday, December 31, 2019
*Floating Holiday is granted.

University offices are closed on these days. If you are a University Staff 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. University staff employees must use the  floating legal holiday hours during the calendar year it is earned. Academic Staff and Limited employees must use the 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. Please refer to the bi-weekly and monthly absence instructions for how to record a floating legal holiday.

There are no provisions to allow employees to carryover floating legal holiday into the next fiscal year (Academic Staff/Limited) or calendar year (University Staff).