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 the holiday occurs.
A. Eligibility for Holiday Pay
1. A full-time employee 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 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 receive 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 employee shall receive holiday pay for any holiday which is immediately preceded by or followed by an unauthorized absence or a suspension for disciplinary reasons.
4. Part-time employees on pay status 50 (fifty) percent time or more of a month or a quadriweekly cycle (excluding holiday hours) will receive holiday pay in proportion to the percentage of time they are on pay status. New or rehired part-time regular employees are not eligible for holiday pay for a holiday that occurs before the first day of work for a new employee or after the last day of work for a terminating employee.
B. Holidays Observed
The following shall be granted as holidays:
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas
New Year’s Eve or the day after New Year’s
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Cesar Chavez Holiday
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
A holiday that falls on a Saturday is observed on the preceding Friday, and a holiday that falls on a Sunday is observed on the following Monday, unless an alternate day to observe the holiday is designated by the President.
D. Compensation for Holiday Work
When an employee’s work schedule requires them 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 off or 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.