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HROG Section:
Work/Life Benefits
Document Title:
Holiday Leave
Initial Date Posted:
April 3, 2002
Board Approval:
Applies To:
Full-time Employees
District Human Resources
Related TASB Policy:
DED (regulation),  DED (local)
Last Date Revised:
Sept. 1, 2011

Holiday Leave

Holiday Name Length of Holiday Specifics of Holiday
Martin Luther King Jr. One (1) Day Third Monday in January
Spring Break Five (5) Days The week of Spring Break as provided in academic calendar (effective Sept. 1)
Good Friday One (1) Day

Memorial Day One (1) Day

Fourth of July One (1) Day If Holiday falls on Saturday, the Friday before will be recognized, and if the holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be recognized as the holiday.

Labor Day One (1) Day

Thanksgiving Two (2) Days Thursday (Thanksgiving) and Following Friday.

Christmas & New Years Six (6) Days Christmas Day through and including New Year's Day. If Christmas is on Saturday, six-day period will run Friday through the following Friday. If Christmas is on Sunday, six-day period will run Monday through the following Monday.

Christmas Eve One (1) Day Only when December 24 falls on a Monday.






Employee Responsibility

HR Responsibility

Exceptions To Policy

In the event that a full-time employee is required to work on a holiday, the supervisor should make arrangements to either give the employee another day off in lieu of this day or should agree to pay the employee in accordance with DCCCD Compensation Time/Overtime guidelines.  Additionally, if the holiday falls on a day that the employee is normally off, then the employee should get another day off or be paid for this day at their regular rate of pay if exempt or the overtime rate of pay if non-exempt. 

Other Notes

Employees on Leave Without Pay the day before and/or the day following the holiday shall not receive compensation for the holiday during such leave. 

An employee who is absent without proper authorization on the day before and/or the day following a holiday shall not receive compensation for such holiday.

Vacation and/or sick leave cannot be used for Holiday compensation as the Locations are officially closed.

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