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Holiday/Vacation/Personal Holiday

Holiday/Personal Holiday

Employees receive 14 paid holidays and one personal holiday per year. Holiday schedules are posted on the Payroll website.

The following holidays are observed on the day specified and any other day designated by the Governor for a public fast or holiday:

  • January 1
  • Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • March 31 (Cesar Chavez Day)
  • June 19 (Juneteenth)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • First Monday in September (Labor Day)
  • November 11 (Veteran's Day)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25

The following holidays are observed on the day specified unless they fall on a Saturday or Sunday, or are rescheduled for observance on another day by the President or Chancellor:

  • February 12 (Lincoln's Birthday)
  • Third Monday in February (Washington's Birthday)
  • Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
  • Admission Day
  • Second Monday in October (Columbus Day)

Personal Holiday

Eligible employees shall receive one (1) Personal Holiday per calendar year.  The Personal Holiday will be forfeited if not used by December 31st.  The scheduling of the holiday shall be by mutual agreement between the employee and the Appropriate Administrator.  


Employees earn vacation time depending on their position, length of service, classification and collective bargaining agreement. Refer to the Vacation Accrual Chart or contact your Payroll Tech or HR Analyst for more information.

Employees must receive 11 days of pay in the pay period to accrue vacation credits for that month. Vacation credits may not be used prior to their accrual, which occurs on the first day of the following pay period.

Vacation requests must be submitted in advance to an employee's supervisor for approval. Based upon the operational needs of the department, vacations shall be scheduled and taken only as authorized by the appropriate administrator.

Upon separation, employees are entitled to a lump sum payment of unused vacation time.