Holidays

This page last reviewed January 6, 2015

State paid holidays for 2015 are as follows:


Holiday

Date Observed

New Year's Day January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 19, 2015
Presidents Day February 16, 2015
Cesar Chavez Day (observed) March 31, 2015
Memorial Day May 25, 2015
Independence Day* July 4, 2015
Labor Day September 7, 2015
Veteran's Day November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day November 26, 2015
Day After Thanksgiving November 27, 2015
Christmas Day December 25, 2015


*When a holiday falls on a Saturday, employees receive holiday credit equivalent to their time base up to a maximum of eight hours. The amount of holiday credit accrued is based on the employee's time base as of the pay period in which the Holiday occurs. Holiday credit does not have a requirement that it be used in the same fiscal year, and currently there is no limitation on the number of hoiday credits that can be accrueed and carried over from year to year. Holiday credit can be used incrementally.

**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.

Personal Holiday

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).

Holiday Compensation

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.

 

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