Holidays

This page last reviewed January 6, 2017

State paid holidays for 2017 are as follows:


Holiday

Date Observed

New Year's Day* January 2, 2017*
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16, 2017
Presidents Day February 20, 2017
Cesar Chavez Day March 31, 2017
Memorial Day May 29, 2017
Independence Day July 4, 2017
Labor Day September 4, 2017
Veteran's Day** November 10, 2017**
Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017
Day After Thanksgiving November 24, 2017
Christmas Day December 25, 2017


*When a holiday falls on Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday.

**When a Veterans Day falls on Saturday, the holiday is observed on the preceding Friday.

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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