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Employee Benefits
Benefits for Active Employees
2008 Holiday Schedule & General Information

This information will not be used after GUS HR go-live on June 18, 2017.
Please contact HRS staff ( or x. 4191) if you have questions or need assistance.

2008 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 21, 2008
Memorial Day Monday, May 26, 2008
Independence Day Friday, July 4, 2008
Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2008
Veteran's Day Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Christmas Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Discretionary Day*

*The discretionary day is for observance of a holiday or other special day during calendar year 2008.  It must be used during pay periods beginning December 30, 2007 through December 27, 2008.  Employee who work a Monday through Friday schedule should plan to use their 2008 discretionary day by December 26, 2008.


General Information

Except for Veteran's Day, all University offices will be closed on designated holidays.  Classified and Unclassified Employees will be compensated for the holidays as noted below.

When one of the holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the officially observed holiday.  When one of these legal holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be the officially observed holiday.

The Governor may designate additional days on which state offices are to be closed in observance of a holiday or a holiday season.  Any such day will be treated as a legal holiday.  The Governor may also designate a discretionary holiday which an eligible employee may use for observing a holiday or other special day.

Nine-month faculty and temporary classified employees are not eligible for the discretionary day.


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