305 Holidays

Spelman will generally grant holiday time off to all employees on the holidays listed below. At the President's discretion additional days may be granted or deleted. A memo from the Office of Human Resources, approved by the President, will be issued each year announcing what holidays will be observed during the fiscal year.

Public safety staff members and certain other essential personnel may be required to work on holidays.

New Year's Day (January 1)
Day Following New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas (December 25)
Day Following Christmas Day
New Year's Eve (December 31)

Part-time staff members will be paid only if the holiday falls on their regularly scheduled workday.

Spelman will grant paid holiday time off to all eligible employees immediately upon assignment to an eligible employment classification. Holiday pay will be calculated based on the employee's straight-time pay rate (as of the date of the holiday) times the number of hours the employee would otherwise have worked on that day. Eligible employee classification(s):

Regular full-time employees

A recognized holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday. A recognized holiday that falls on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.

If a recognized holiday falls during an eligible employee's paid absence (such as vacation or sick leave), holiday pay will be provided instead of the paid time off benefit that would otherwise have applied. Paid time off for holidays will not be counted as hours worked for the purposes of determining overtime.

Policy No.  305  Effective Date:  9/1/2000  Revision Date:  2/26/2010