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Holiday Leave


    Salt Lake Community College provides holiday leave to full-time employees as a benefit of employment to facilitate an employee’s desire to participate in community and civic events.


    Utah System of Higher Ed. R821 § 3.2.2


    See Personnel Definitions.

    1. Holiday Schedule. Full-time, salaried employees are provided the following paid holidays each year:
      Holiday Date
      New Year's Day January 1
      Civil Rights Day Third Monday in January
      Presidents Day Third Monday in February
      Memorial Day Last Monday in May
      Juneteenth National Freedom Day  Third Monday in June
      Independence Day July 4
      Pioneer Day July 24
      Labor Day First Monday in September
      Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
      Christmas Day December 25
      Three additional holidays As determined by the president

      People and Workplace Culture ("PWC") will propose the annual holiday schedule to the president’s cabinet in a five-year running calendar. PWC will notify employees of the holiday schedule upon the president's approval.

    2. Variations.
      1. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a holiday.
      2. Employees whose normal work week includes Saturday and Sunday will receive another day off if a college holiday falls on their regular day off. Holidays must be taken the same week as the holiday falls, Saturday thru Friday. This must be scheduled in advance with the supervisor.
      3. The college recognizes the existence of various days of religious observance or obligation. Consistent with nondiscrimination policy and to provide flexibility for personal choice, an employee may request time off for religious observance.
      4. If an employee wishes to observe a particular religious holiday, he/she must arrange in advance for time off. If the leave is paid, it will be deducted from vacation leave. Supervisors are encouraged to make every effort to grant these requests.
      5. A holiday may not be reported as a hire or termination date unless the individual is actually working that day.

Date of last cabinet review: January 24, 2023

The originator of this policy & procedure is People and Workplace Culture. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the originator by calling 801-957-4210.