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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.

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)
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Saturday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day
Monday, Oct. 12 Columbus Day
Tuesday, Nov. 3 Election Day (Floating)
Wednesday, Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day

 

Holiday & Liberal Leave Schedule


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
Friday, July 3 Liberal Leave
Saturday, July 4* Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day
Monday, Oct. 12 Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 13 Liberal Leave
Tuesday, Nov. 3 Election Day (Floating)
Wednesday, Nov. 11 Veteran's Day
Wednesday, Nov. 25 Liberal Leave
Thursday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 27 Liberal Leave
Thursday, Dec. 24 Liberal Leave
Friday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Monday, Dec. 28 Liberal Leave
Tuesday, Dec. 29 Liberal Leave
Wednesday, Dec. 30 Liberal Leave
Thursday, Dec. 31 Liberal Leave

Notes:

  • Floating Holiday – offices are open
  • Liberal Leave – core office hours are not required, appropriate leave credits are charged
  • UUP Professionals observe Nov. 27, 2020 as a floating holiday in lieu of the observance of Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, 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. 16, 2019 – Jan. 24, 2020
    • March 16 March 20, 2020
    • May 18 Aug. 14, 2020
    • Dec. 14, 2020 Jan. 22, 2021
    • March 15 March 19, 2021
    • May 17 Aug. 13, 2021
  • *Note: For a holiday that falls on a Saturday, employees will earn the holiday as a compensatory day.
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