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Employee Benefits
Benefits for Active Employees
2009 Holiday Schedule & General Information
(updated 07/22/2008)

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.

2009 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day Thursday, January 1, 2009
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 19, 2009
Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2009
Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2009
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2009
Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Christmas Friday, December 25, 2009
Discretionary Day*

*The discretionary day is for observance of a holiday or other special day during calendar year 2009.  It must be used during pay periods beginning December 28, 2008 through December 26, 2009.  Employee who work a Monday through Friday schedule should plan to use their 2009 discretionary day by December 24, 2009.


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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