This page last reviewed January 6, 2015
State paid holidays for 2016 are as follows:
|New Year's Day||January 1, 2016|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||January 18, 2016|
|Presidents Day||February 15, 2016|
|Cesar Chavez Day||March 31, 2016|
|Memorial Day||May 30, 2016|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2016|
|Labor Day||September 5, 2016|
|Veteran's Day||November 11, 2016|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 24, 2016|
|Day After Thanksgiving||November 25, 2016|
|Christmas Day*||December 26, 2016*|
*When a holiday falls on Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday.
Less than full-time employees shall receive holidays in accordance with existing Department of Personnel Administration rules.
In addition to the State paid holidays listed above, most employees, upon completion of six months of their initial probationary period, are eligible for one Personal Holiday per fiscal year. To be eligible for a Personal Holiday, an employee must either be:
a) appointed to a class that requires a probationary period;
b) appointed to an exempt position where leave credits are earned; or
c) appointed to a Career Executive Assignment (CEA) for more than six months.
Once eligible employees complete six months of their initial probationary period, they are credited with a personal holiday for the current fiscal year. Thereafter, the personal holiday is credited on July 1 of each year.
Employees designated "E" are ineligible to receive a personal holiday (e.g., Seasonal Clerk).
Employees required to work on a holiday shall be entitled to pay or compensating time off for such work in accordance with collective bargaining agreement (CBA) provisions and Government Code Section 19853(c) which provides that an employee required to work on a holiday shall be entitled to pay or compensating time off for such work in accordance with their classification's assigned work week group.