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SUNY Plattsburgh
Holiday Policy

Approved by Executive Council Spring 2006


It is the policy of State University of New York College at Plattsburgh to observe paid holidays for New York State employees.  These are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, it is observed as a paid holiday on the following Monday.

Up to two of the holidays listed above may be designated by the State as "floating holidays".  This means State offices would remain open and employees required to work would receive compensatory time off.  This year, Election Day 2006 and Lincoln's Birthday 2007 have been designated "floating holidays" and are, therefore, normal business days.
Holidays not observed as "floating" are assumed to be observed by College employees.  Many holidays normally fall on days when classes are scheduled, and subsequently the services provided by many offices may be required.  On the following holidays, it is expected that every office will be open and have at least minimum coverage:  President's Day, Labor Day and Veteran's Day.  The extent of such coverage should be determined in advance by the department head and his or her supervisor.

Therefore, campus offices will be closed for business on the following holidays:  New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  These will vary based on the academic calendar – when students are on campus, offices are expected to be open.

Contact Information

For more information about Administrative Policies approved by Executive Council, please contact:

Sean Brian Dermody
Assistant to the Vice President for Administration
Management Services Office
Office: Kehoe 710-11
Phone: (518) 564-2539
Fax: (518) 564-2540