Purpose of Holiday Benefit
Holidays are designated to allow eligible staff paid time off during many of the national holidays. Regular full-time and regular part-time staff are eligible for holiday pay, as specified below.
For a complete list of holidays where this policy applies, please visit the Holiday Schedule.
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Holidays are designated each year by the President and will be announced prior to June 30.
For Staff that are not required to work on the holiday, full-time employees will receive 8 hours of holiday pay, and part-time employees will receive holiday pay as a proration of 8 hours based on their FTE designation, even if not normally scheduled to work on the holiday day off.
Nonexempt staff that are required to work on a holiday will have a choice between two payment options:
For nonexempt staff, time worked in excess of 40 hours during the work week must be paid at one-and-one-half times their regular hourly rate and time worked in excess of eight hours on a holiday will be paid at twice the hourly rate, rather than added to additional paid days off.
Eligible exempt staff are paid for the holiday at their normal rate of pay regardless of whether they are required to work.
Holiday work will be rotated within a department, to the extent possible.
Eligible library staff will receive a full day holiday for Christmas Eve rather than the ½ day holiday received by other staff. The full day Christmas Eve Holiday is in exchange for the library staff who are required to work the ½ Good Friday Holiday.