Recognized Holidays

For Fiscal Year 1999

The following holidays will be observed by the University in the upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999) on the dates listed below:

  • Independence Day, Friday, July 3, 1998
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 1998
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 1998
  • Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 1998
  • New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 1999
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 1999

The special vacation granted to faculty and staff between Christmas Day and New Year's Day will be December 28, 29, 30 and 31, 1998. If an employee is required to work to continue departmental operations for part or all of this period, the special winter vacation can be rescheduled for some other time.

Staff members who are absent form work either the work day before a holiday, the work day after a holiday, or both days, will receive holiday pay if that absence is charged to pre-approved paid time off or to sick days substantiated by a written note from the staff member's health care provider.

Vacations and holidays for Hospital employees or those staff members in collective bargaining units are governed by the terms of Hospital policy or their respective collective bargaining agreements.

NOTE: Memorial Day, the remaining holiday of the current fiscal year, will be observed Monday, May 25, 1998.

Paid Time Off Reminder: As of July 1, 1998, a staff member may only maintain a maximum balance of 24 paid time off days. If a staff member has a balance of 24 paid time off days, s/he will not accrue additional paid time off days until the balance goes below 24 days. Additionally, as a reminder, paid time off is now accumulated monthly and available for use monthly in accordance with the Paid Time Off Policy (Human Resource Policy 607).

Therefore, staff members will not receive a lump sum of paid time off days added to their balances on May 1 or July 1 as they did under the old Vacation Policy.

  Fiscal Year 1999 Fiscal Year 2000 Fiscal Year 2001
Independence Day Fri., 7/3/98 Mon., 7/5/99 Tues., 7/4/00
Labor Day Mon., 9/7/98 Mon., 9/6/99 Mon., 9/4/00
Thanksgiving Thurs. & Fri., 11/26 & 11/27/98 Thurs. & Fri., 11/25 & 11/26/99 Thurs. & Fri., 11/23 & 11/24/00
Christmas Day Fri., 12/25/98 Fri., 12/24/99 Mon., 12/25/00
New Years Day Fri., 1/1/99 Fri., 12/31/99 Mon., 1/1/01
Memorial Day Mon., 5/31/99 Mon., 5/29/00 Mon., 5/28/01

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 33, May 12, 1998