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Employee Benefits
Benefits for Active Employees
2015 Holiday Schedule & General Information
(updated 06/27/2014)

This information will not be used after GUS HR go-live on June 18, 2017.
Please contact HRS staff ( or x. 4191) if you have questions or need assistance.

2015 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day Thursday, January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 19, 2015
Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2015
Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2015
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015
Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015

Discretionary Day*

*The discretionary day is for observance of a holiday or other special day during calendar year 2014.  It must be used during pay periods beginning December 21, 2014 through December 19, 2015.  Employee who works a Monday through Friday schedule should plan to use their 2015 discretionary day by December 18, 2015.


General Information

Except for Veteran's Day, all University offices will be closed on designated holidays.  University support staff and unclassified employees will be compensated for the holidays as noted below.

When one of the holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the officially observed holiday.  When one of these legal holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be the officially observed holiday.

The Governor may designate additional days on which state offices are to be closed in observance of a holiday or a holiday season.  Any such day will be treated as a legal holiday.  The Governor may also designate a discretionary holiday which an eligible employee may use for observing a holiday or other special day.

Nine-month faculty and temporary university support staff employees are not eligible for the discretionary day.


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