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Hourly Employee Holiday Pay

An hourly employee is entitled to holiday pay based on the number of hours worked in the month the holiday is observed. To be eligible for holiday pay, an employee must be in active status on the day the campus observes the holiday. An hourly employee does not receive payment for any holiday observed prior to date of the appointment or observed after the date of separation.

Holiday pay for hourly employees is based on the number of regular hours worked in the pay period and any hours covered by leave credits (sick and/or vacation) in which the holiday is observed. Do not include Personal Holiday.

Hours on Pay Status During Pay Period * Holiday Pay in Hours for each Holiday
0 - 10.9 0
11 - 30.9 1
31 - 50.9 2
51 - 70.9 3
71 - 90.9 4
91 - 110.9 5
111 - 130.9 6
131 - 150.9 7
151 or Over 8

* Exclusive of Holiday Hours not actually worked

How to calculate Holiday pay for hourly employees:

Example 1

An hourly employee is appointed 01/05/09 until 06/30/09. The employee worked a total of 50 regular hours during the month of January 2009. The employee is entitled to 2 hours of holiday pay for 01/19/09 (MLK Holiday).

Example 2

An hourly employee is appointed 07/01/08 until 06/30/09. The employee worked a total of 85 regular hours for the month of January 2009. The employee is entitled to 8 hours of holiday pay, 4 hours for 01/01/09 (New Year’s Day) and 4 hours for 01/19/09 (MLK Holiday).

Example 3

An hourly employee is appointed 12/15/08 until 01/15/09. The employee worked a total of 24 regular hours during the month of January 2009. The employee is entitled to 1 hour of holiday pay for 01/01/09 (New Years Day).

Employees in the following class codes are not eligible for holiday pay: 1150, 1151, 1800, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876, 7171, 7172 and 7930.

More information including the complete Excess Hours Business Process Guide.