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Holiday Information for Professional & Classified Employees


 

Calendar of Legal Holidays for State Employees

The following holidays have been designated by the State of New York for all employees except academic year faculty. Reduced staffing in most administrative support areas can be expected. Please plan ahead.

2019
Date Holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Monday, Jan. 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, Feb. 12 Lincoln's Birthday (Floating)
Monday, Feb. 18 Washington's Birthday (Observed)
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 2 Labor Day
Monday, Oct. 14 Columbus Day
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Election Day (Floating)
Monday, Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Holiday and Liberal Leave Schedule

2019
Date Holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Monday, Jan. 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, Feb. 12 Lincoln's Birthday (Floating)
Monday, Feb. 18 Washington's Birthday (Observed)
Friday, May 24 Liberal Leave
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Friday, July 5 Liberal Leave
Monday, Sept. 2 Labor Day
Monday, Oct. 14 Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 15 Liberal Leave
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Election Day (Floating)
Monday, Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 29 Liberal Leave
Tuesday, Dec. 24 Liberal Leave
Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Thursday, Dec. 26 Liberal Leave
Friday, Dec. 27 Liberal Leave
Monday, Dec. 30 Liberal Leave
Tuesday, Dec. 31 Liberal Leave
2020
Date Holiday
Wednesday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Monday, Jan. 20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Wednesday, Feb. 12 Lincoln's Birthday (Floating)
Monday, Feb. 17 Washington's Birthday (Observed)
Friday, May 22 Liberal Leave
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Saturday, July 4* Independence Day

Notes:

  • Floating Holiday – offices are open
  • Liberal Leave – core office hours are not required, appropriate leave credits are charged
  • UUP Professionals observe November 29, 2019 as a floating holiday in lieu of the observance of Election Day, November 5, 2019, in accordance with Article XIII, Title D of the Policies of the Board of Trustees. 
  • Normal core office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the following periods, the core hours are revised to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a half hour lunch.
    • Dec. 17, 2018 - Jan. 25, 2019
    • March 18 - March 22, 2019
    • May 20 - Aug. 16, 2019
    • Dec. 16, 2019 - Jan. 24, 2020
    • March 16 - March 20, 2020
    • May 18 - Aug. 14, 2020
  • *Note: For a holiday that falls on a Saturday, employees will earn the holiday as a compensatory day.
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