Holidays

This page last reviewed January 6, 2015

State paid holidays for 2016 are as follows:


Holiday

Date Observed

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.

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.