3.6.5.1 Holidays

adopted: May-1990
last revised: Apr-2018

The College recognizes the following 8 customary holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Labor Day
  • M.L. King’s Birthday
  • Thanksgiving Day and day after
  • Memorial Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Independence Day

The College also recognizes 4 College-designated holidays annually. These days will be determined annually at the beginning of each year.

Customary holidays will be observed on the calendar days on which they fall. However, holidays occurring on either Saturday or Sunday may be observed on the preceding day that the College is in operation or the following Monday.

Full-time, non-contractual employees will be compensated at their normal rate of pay for the holidays noted above. Part-time employees who normally would have been scheduled to work on the day the holiday falls will be paid for the hours they normally would have worked. Paid holiday hours are not included in the calculation of overtime.

Due to operational needs, some employees will be required to work on College holidays

To be eligible for holiday pay, an eligible staff member must

  1. be actively employed by the College both before and after the campus holiday or bonus day, and
  2. have worked or been on approved paid leave (e.g. vacation leave) during the pay period in which the campus holiday occurs.


A staff member who is on leave for the full pay period during which the campus holiday occurs is not eligible for holiday pay.