Holiday Procedures

10 July 2015

When a Holiday Falls on Saturday or Sunday

Holidays falling on Saturday will be observed the preceding Friday. Holidays falling on Sunday will be observed the following Monday.

Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Two workdays each will be observed as holidays for both Christmas and New Year’s. See table below. Note: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve may or may not be observed as work holidays depending on what day of the week they occur.

When Chistmas Day and New Year's Day occur on: These two workdays are observed as holidays:
Sunday Friday and Monday
Monday Monday and Tuesday
Tuesday Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday Thursday and Friday
Friday Thursday and Friday
Saturday Thursday and Friday

Personnel Required to Work on a Scheduled Holiday

If an employee must work on a day the university observes as a holiday, the supervisor may schedule another day off with pay. It would not need to fall within the same workweek. If another day off is not feasible, the department may add a day’s pay at straight time to the employee’s check to compensate for the holiday missed.

Holiday During Leave of Absence or Vacation

An employee will not be paid for a holiday that occurs during leave without pay (e.g., holiday occurs on Monday, employee returns from leave on Tuesday—employee will not be paid for the Monday holiday). An employee will be paid for a holiday if an unpaid leave begins on the working day immediately following the holiday (e.g., holiday occurs on Monday, employee leave begins on Tuesday—employee will be paid for the Monday holiday).

A paid holiday will not be charged as part of vacation time when it falls within an employee’s vacation period.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR DEVIATE FROM THESE PROCEDURES WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE.

To see the university policy to which these procedures are associated, please click here.