West Texas A&M University

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Human Resources Holidays

Holidays

 2015-2016

Please note that an employee must be in paid status on the day prior to a holiday and immediately after a holiday in order to receive complete pay for the holiday period.

31.04.01 System Holidays

1. ELIGIBILITY

1.1 An employee listed in the position identification database in a budgeted position for 50 percent or more time for a period of at least four and one-half months, excluding an employee in a position for which student status is a requirement for employment, is entitled to holiday pay.

1.2 An eligible part-time employee will receive holiday pay and holiday compensatory time on a proportionate basis.

1.3 In this section, workday means a day on which an employee is normally scheduled to work. An employee who is on leave without pay for the entire workday immediately before or after a holiday is not considered an employee for purposes of this section. An employee who is working or in a paid leave status for at least part of the workday immediately before or after a holiday is considered to be an employee for purposes of this section. To be paid for a holiday, an individual must be an employee:

(a) on the workday immediately before and after a holiday that falls mid-month (other than the first or last workday of the month);

(b) on the workday immediately after a holiday if the holiday falls on the first workday of a month; or

(c) on the workday immediately before a holiday if the holiday falls on the last workday of a month.

*Memorial Day is not a paid holiday for FY 2015-16, however, WTAMU will work four 10-hour days the week of May 30, 2016 in order to be closed on Memorial Day.

Thanksgiving Nov. 26-27 2 days
Christmas/New Year's Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 7 days
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 18 1 day
Spring Break Mar 16-18 3 days
*Memorial Day May 30 1 day
Independence Day July 4 1 day