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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.

2021
Date Holiday
Friday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, Feb. 12 Lincoln’s Birthday (Floating)
Monday, Feb. 15 Washington’s Birthday (Observed)
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Saturday*, June 19 Juneteenth
Monday, July 5 Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, Sept. 6 Labor Day
Monday, Oct. 11 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Tuesday, Nov. 2 Election Day (Floating)
Thursday, Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day
Thursday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Day
Saturday*, Dec. 25 Christmas Day

 

Holiday & Liberal Leave Schedule


2020

Date Holiday
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

2021

Date Holiday
Friday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, Feb. 12 Lincoln’s Birthday (Floating)
Monday, Feb. 15 Washington’s Birthday (Observed)
Friday, May 28 Liberal Leave
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Saturday*, June 19 Juneteenth
Friday, July 2 Liberal Leave
Monday, July 5 Independence Day (Observed)
Tuesday, July 6 Liberal Leave
Monday, Sept. 6 Labor Day
Monday, Oct. 11 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Tuesday, Nov. 2 Election Day (Floating)
Thursday, Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day
Wednesday, Nov. 24 Liberal Leave
Thursday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 26 Liberal Leave
Friday, Dec. 24 Liberal Leave
Saturday*, Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Monday, Dec. 27 Liberal Leave
Tuesday, Dec. 28 Liberal Leave
Wednesday, Dec. 29 Liberal Leave
Thursday, Dec. 30 Liberal Leave
Friday, 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. 26, 2021 as a floating holiday in lieu of the observance of Election Day, Nov. 2, 2021, 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. 14, 2020 Jan. 22, 2021
    • May 17 Aug. 20, 2021
    • Dec. 20, 2021 – Jan. 21, 2022 (subject to change based on academic calendar)
  • *Note: For a holiday that falls on a Saturday, employees will earn the holiday as a compensatory day.
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