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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2015-2016





DATE

HOLIDAY

DAY

UNIVERSITY STATUS

September 7, 2015

Labor Day

Monday

University Closed

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday

University Closed

November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday

University Closed

December 23, 2015

Winter Break

Wednesday

Skeleton Workforce

December 24, 2015

Winter Break

Thursday

University Closed

December 25, 2015

Winter Break

Friday

University Closed

December 28, 2015

Winter Break

Monday

Skeleton Workforce

December 29, 2015

Winter Break

Tuesday

Skeleton Workforce

December 30, 2015

Winter Break

Wednesday

Skeleton Workforce

December 31, 2015

Winter Break

Thursday

Skeleton Workforce

January 1, 2016

Winter Break

Friday

University Closed

January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday

University Closed

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Monday

University Closed

July 4, 2016

Independence Day

Monday

University Closed


Holiday Leave. Paid holiday leave is provided to employees who are appointed to work at least 20 hours per week for a period of at least four and one-half continuous months. Employees appointed less than full-time but at least 20 hours per week are eligible for holiday leave, including floating holiday leave, proportionate to the number of hours appointed.

The legislature provides institutions of higher education the flexibility to establish their own holiday schedules. This flexibility allows U.T. System Administration to establish a holiday schedule that is more compatible with the academic calendars of the institutions we serve. Accordingly, U.T. System Administration observes the same number of holidays observed by state agencies even though our respective holiday schedules may differ.

Skeleton Workforce Required. Offices must remain open and sufficiently staffed to conduct official business.

Holiday Compensatory Time. Employees who work on a holiday will receive equivalent time off within the 12-month period following the holiday worked.

Optional Holidays. The legislature has designated Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Good Friday as optional holidays. A holiday pay-eligible employee may observe optional holidays by working on any holiday in which a skeleton workforce is required or by using applicable accrued leave.