HR Reference Guide
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
As of July 1, 2021, some State employees are covered under Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), see the Division of Human Resource Management, Labor Relations Unit page for more information. If you are in a job classification currently covered under a CBA, some of the terms and benefits of your employment may be different than the provisions outlined on this page. Please consult your CBA or agency's human resource for further information.
A nonexempt employee is entitled to receive payment for eleven holidays per year when in "paid status" during any portion of his or her shift immediately preceding the holiday.
An exempt employee is paid on a salary basis; for this reason, an exempt employee's salary is not affected by a holiday. (See HOW - REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAY OFF)
Holiday schedule for State employees
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HOW - REGULARLY SCHEDULED WORKDAY IS LONGER THAN EIGHT HOURS
HOW - SCHEDULED TO WORK A HOLIDAY
A nonexempt employee must be compensated with holiday premium pay for any hours worked on the holiday, excluding overtime. If a nonexempt employee's shift is longer than eight hours and the employee does not work his or her entire shift, the employee must record appropriate leave for the remainder of the shift that was not worked.
HOW - REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAY OFF
Full-time nonexempt employees:
The work schedule of an employee may be adjusted for the week containing the holiday. For example, if an employee's regular work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday and a holiday fell on a Monday, the employee's schedule could be adjusted for the week of the holiday to Monday through Friday allowing the employee to take the same amount of paid holiday leave as an employee regularly scheduled to work Monday through Friday.
Part-time nonexempt employees:
A part-time employee is entitled receive paid leave for a holiday when in paid status during any portion of his or her shift immediately preceding the holiday if the holiday occurs on a normally scheduled workday of the employee.
Full-time exempt employees:
The work schedule of the employee may be adjusted for the week containing the holiday or a subsequent week. For example, if an exempt employee's regular work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday and a holiday fell on a Monday and due to the employee's work load the employee's schedule could not be adjusted in the same week as the holiday, the employee's schedule could be adjusted in the week following the week of the holiday to allow the employee to take a day off (equaling the same amount of paid holiday leave).