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Closings & Holidays

 2020 Holidays

New Years Day January 1 
Martin Luther King Day January 20
Memorial Day May 25
Independence Day (observed) July 3
Labor Day September 7
Thanksgiving November 26–27
Winter Holiday December 24, 2020–January 1, 2021

Closings and Holidays

As necessary, some employees may be required to work on designated holidays. Those hourly (non-exempt) employees who work will be paid for their regularly scheduled hours for the holiday plus the actual hours worked on the holiday. (See Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Overtime Pay policy).

Veteran's Day is a paid holiday for military campus locations if the education center on the base is closed for that holiday.

If a recognized holiday falls on Sunday, it will be observed on Monday. A holiday occurring on Saturday is observed the preceding day, (except Dec. 24). All full- and part-time employees of the University who are employed and regularly scheduled to work on any of these days will be given the day off with pay. Temporary employees do not receive holiday pay.  There is no initial training period required to receive holiday pay.

When a holiday falls in a week during which an employee is on vacation, it is counted as a holiday and not as a vacation day.

The University grants employees who observe major religious holidays other than those officially recognized by the University the option of taking vacation or a personal day for the homage. Only under emergency situations will the request be denied.

Closure Due to Weather or Other Causes

When circumstances warrant and/or at the discretion of the Administration, the University may be closed due to bad weather or other reasons such as a government holiday which causes closing of an education center on a military base. If possible, bad weather or other emergency closings will be announced on local radio and television stations as well as Public Safety communication alerts and emergency alerts via “Webster Alerts”.  All employees are strongly encouraged to sign up through the following link for Webster Alerts.

In case of snow, the term "snow schedule" means employees should report to work at 10 a.m. Facilities Operations and Public Safety employees required to work during approved closure due to snow will be paid time and a half their regular rate of pay in addition to regular pay resulting from the closure.

Closure pay is based upon the employee's authorized working day. Employees will receive their regular pay based on their standard schedule during periods when the University is officially closed. Employees who are on sick leave or vacation at a time when the University is closed will not receive closure pay.  Hourly (non-exempt) employees specifically instructed by supervisors to work on a closure day will receive pay for hours worked plus regular pay for their normally scheduled hours. 

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