K8-Unit – ART. 11: Holidays

ARTICLE 11. Holidays

Employees are eligible for holiday pay in accordance with the nature of their appointments and their periods on pay status during the quadriweekly cycle immediately preceding the quadriweekly cycle in which t he holiday occurs.

A. Eligibility for Holiday Pay

1. A full-time employee in a career position shall receive holiday pay if on pay status on the employee’s last scheduled work day before the holiday and on the first scheduled work day following the holiday.

2. In addition, a full -time employee in a career position shall receive holiday pay in accordance with the following:

a. A new and full-time employee shall receive pay for any holiday immediately preceding the employee’s first day of work provided the holiday is the first working day(s) of a quadriweekly cycle.

b. A continuing full -time employee who is on approved Leave Without Pay, Temporary Layoff, or Furlough for a period of not more than twenty (20) calendar days, including holidays, shall receive
pay for any holiday occurring in the period.

c. A terminating full-time employee shall receiv e pay for any holiday immediately following the employee’s last day of work provided the holiday is the last working day(s) of the quadriweekly cycle.

3. No empl oyee shall receive holi da y pay for any hol iday whic h is imme dia t e ly preceded by or followed by  an unauthorized absence or a suspension for disciplinary reasons.

4. A full-time employee in a limited position and any part-time employee shall receive holiday pay in accordance with the following table, except that holiday pay is not granted for a holiday that occurs before the first day of work for a new or rehired employee or after the last day of work for a terminating employee.



5 Holidays

120 Hours

4 Holidays

128 Hours

3 Holidays

136 Hours

2 Holidays

144 Hours

1 Holiday

152 Hours

Hours of

Holiday Pay


0 – 59 0 – 63 0 – 67 0 – 71 0 – 75 0
60 – 67 64 – 72 68 – 76 72 – 81 76 – 85 4
68 – 82 73 – 87 77 – 92 82 – 99 86 – 104 5
83 – 96 88 – 102 93 – 109 100 – 117 105 – 123 6
97 – 112 103 – 119 110 – 126 118 – 135 124 – 142 7
113 – 120 120 – 128 127 – 136 136 – 144 143 – 152 8

*Paid hours, excluding holiday hours.

**When more than one holiday occurs in a pay period, multiply the Hours of Holiday Pay by the number of holidays for which the employee is eligible in the pay period to determine the total holiday hours with pay.

B. Holidays Observed

The following shall be granted as holidays:

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veteran’s Day


Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve or the day after New Year’s

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Presidents Day

Cesar Chavez Holiday

Memorial Day

Holidays are considered to extend over a twenty-four (24-hour) period, but no employee may receive more than eight (8) hours of holiday pay for each holiday.

C. Holidays on Saturday or Sunday

When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed unless an alternative day is designated by the President of the University.

D. Compensation for Holiday Work

When an employee’s work schedule requires him/her to work on an observed holiday, the employee shall be paid at the rate of one-and-one half (1-1/2) times the employee’s regular rate of pay including any shift differential for all
hours actually worked. In addition, the employee receives either holiday pay at the regular straight-time rate, including any shift differential, or compensatory time off.

E. Alternate Full-Time Work Schedule

An employee on an alternate full-time work schedule is entitled to the same number of holidays and the same number of paid holiday hours as are granted to regularly scheduled employees. An employee whose regular day off falls on a holiday observed by the University receives either another day of for compensating holiday pay.

F. Special or Religious Holidays

An employee may observe a special or religious holiday, provided work schedules permit and provided that the time off is charged to accrued vacation, accrued overtime, or is without pay.

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