Holidays

Policy Author:
Employee Engagement

Responsible Office – Department:
Employee Engagement

Effective Date of Policy:
April 20, 2021

Daemen’s Holiday Policy outlines the days the College acknowledges as holidays and provides relevant guidelines for holiday pay.

Most Full Time and Limited Full-Time staff are excused from work with pay on the following days when these days fall on regularly scheduled workdays:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday/Easter Monday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous People’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

There may be times when it becomes more advantageous for both the College and the employee to have the day AFTER Christmas and New Year’s off instead of the day before. In addition, the College may occasionally change the Holiday Schedule as circumstances require. When this occurs, you will be informed accordingly.

Essential staff may be required to report to work on holidays. Essential staff should check with supervisors to confirm their holiday work schedule.

Part-time, temporary, and per diem employees are not eligible for holiday pay.

Winter Break / Close:

The College typically closes during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  This will be announced during the Fall of each year.  If the College closes, full-time employees are excused from work with pay, with the exception of some essential staff.

Essential staff may be required to report to work on holidays. Essential staff should check with supervisors to confirm their holiday work schedule. Please see the Overtime Policy for more information about pay on a Holiday.

Third Shift Holiday Schedule:

All Monday holidays (including President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Indigenous People’s Day) will be observed on Sunday.

For employee’s whose work schedule is Sunday through Thursday, the Monday holiday will be recognized on Sunday evening.  Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled Monday evening.

For employee’s whose work schedule is Monday through Friday, the Monday holiday will be recognized on Monday evening.

For the Spring Easter holidays, break begins at the end of the employee’s Wednesday shift. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled on Monday evening.

For Thanksgiving, the break begins at the end of the employee’s Tuesday shift and will report to work as regularly scheduled on Sunday evening.

In order to be paid for a holiday that occurs in a regularly scheduled work week, staff employees must work the day before and after a holiday or use previously approved paid time off such as vacation time.  Employees who call in sick the day before or after a holiday are not eligible for Holiday Pay.

Religious Holidays

Apart from observed college holidays, some employees may observe separate religious holidays. Employees can choose to use their personal or vacation time for religious holidays. They can also request to take time off without pay. Requests for time off without pay to observe religious holidays will be examined and granted on a case-by-case basis. Please see the Religious Accommodation Policy for more information.

Updated on November 5, 2021

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