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88 hours holiday leave for 1.0 FTE hours are pro-rated for reduced FTE.
All University Holidays include the following: January-New Year’s Day and MLK Day. May-Memorial Day. July-
Independence Day. September-Labor Day. November-Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving (2 days). December-Christmas
(2 days). Total paid holidays =10 (or 80 hours).
Eight regular holidays are: New Year’s Day Martin Luther King Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving Christmas Day. Election Day is observed as a holiday in even
numbered years.
Holiday leave days vary, but usually between 12 and 15.
Holiday leave is prorated for part-time faculty with greater than .50 FTE.
Holidays are determined by our state legislature annually. Up to 17 days per year are allowable.
Holidays include 9 days plus 2 personal holidays that are accrued with vacation and are included in the 16 hours per
month vacation time.
Includes 11 statutory holidays and 3 additional days during the Christmas break period.
Library staff on compressed schedules will be entitled holiday hours equal to the same number of hours in their normal
workday (i.e., 9 or 10 hours).
Neither librarians nor any other university staff receive holiday leave.
Nine holidays are awarded plus two floating holidays.
On years containing a presidential election, that day is an additional holiday.
Our employees are employed by the state of Texas and earn the same number of holidays as all other state employees.
Pro-rated based on FTE (full-time equivalency).
The number of hours fluctuates depending on a person’s work week.
The University observes the following holidays: *New Year’s Day, January 1 *Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 3rd Monday
In January *President’s Day, 3rd Monday in February (movable holiday usually observed contiguous with Christmas
Day) *Memorial Day, last Monday in May *Independence Day, July 4 *Labor Day, 1st Monday in September *
Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October (movable holiday usually observed the day after Thanksgiving) *Veterans’ Day,
November 11 *Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday of November *Christmas Day, December 25.
This includes the time between Christmas and New Year when the Libraries are closed.
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