819.2 Holidays for Staff and Administrators

Created by: Dana Trebing on 03/01/2005
Category: 8 - Human Resources; 10 - Benefits/Services
 
Originator: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Current File: 819.2
Adoption Date: 10/01/2014
Reviewed for Currency: 10/01/2014
 
Replaces File: 819.2
Date of Origin: 12/21/1993
 
Classification: Human Resources
 
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819.2 Holidays for Staff and Administrators

 

A. Background

Furman University recognizes thirteen paid holidays when the university is closed.

 

B. Policy

The University recognizes the following days as paid holidays:

 

C. Guidelines

1. A holiday that occurs on Saturday will be observed on the last workday preceding the holiday. A holiday that occurs on a Sunday will be observed on the first workday after the holiday.

2. If Christmas Day is a workday, the preceding workday and the first workday after Christmas Day will be observed as holidays. When Christmas Day falls on a non-workday, the two preceding workdays and the first workday after Christmas Day will be observed as holidays.

3. If New Year's Day is a workday, the preceding workday is also a holiday. When New Year's Day falls on a Saturday, the two preceding workdays will be observed as holidays. When New Year's Day falls on Sunday, the Friday prior to the holiday and the Monday after the holiday will be holidays.

4. Shut Down Days:  Additional leave days may be granted during the winter break each year depending on the calendar and university schedule.  These additional leave days will be proposed by the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and approved by the Cabinet on an annual basis.

5. Birthday: Employees are entitled to a regular workday off for their birthday. The day off must be scheduled during the birthday month. Exceptions shall be approved by the immediate supervisor. 

6. Eligibility: All employees who are in an active work status and work at least twenty hours or more per week on a regular basis will be eligible for holiday pay. Part-time employees will receive holiday pay for their regularly scheduled hours only if the holiday or university closing for the holiday falls on the part-time employee's workday. Temporary employees with less than thirty days of continuous service are not eligible for holiday pay. Student employees, regardless of status, will not be eligible for holiday pay except for student employees who work twenty hours or more on a weekly basis during the summer. These summer employees will receive holiday pay for Independence Day if they have completed thirty days of continuous service by July 1. Employees on approved paid leaves of absence (i.e., using sick or vacation days) will be eligible for holiday pay if the holiday falls while they are on leave.  Employees will not be eligible for holiday pay that occurs after their final workday when separating employment from the university.

6.  Exceptions: Public Safety employees are eligible for eleven scheduled paid holidays per year. When Public Safety employees must work on an actual or recognized holiday, they will receive holiday pay plus the regular pay for normal workday hours worked. If the recognized holiday occurs on the Public Safety employee's scheduled day off, the employee will receive holiday pay. Infirmary employees who are eligible for holidays and must work on a recognized holiday may select another day to take as a holiday. Scheduling of the selected holiday days must be maintained and approved by the supervisor and should be taken as the next scheduled leave day within twelve months of the actual holiday. 

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