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General Description
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Holiday Leave

Document Number: HR--118 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/14/2012
Primary Author: Director of Human Resources Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/15/2011

General Description

Information about the holiday schedule for administrators, faculty, and staff


Delineation of policy


All Departments and/or Department heads, Administration, Athletics

Responsibility: Director of Director of Human Resources

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions

Holiday leave

Cumberland employees receive 15 paid holidays each year. To be paid for a holiday, an employee must either work the day before and after the holiday or be in a leave-with-pay status the day before and after the holiday. All holidays falling on Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday. All holidays falling on Sunday will be observed on the following Monday. It is expected that holidays will be taken on the dates as listed. Exceptions may be made only with the supervisor’s written approval. Any rescheduled holiday leave must be taken within 30 days.

· New Year’s Eve

· New Year’s Day

· Martin Luther King Day

· Good Friday

· Memorial Day

· Independence Day

· Labor Day

· Thanksgiving Holiday – 1/2 day on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, and the Friday following Thanksgiving Day

· Christmas Holidays* – December 24 and 25, plus 3 approved days the week before or after Christmas.

· Two Floating Holidays – These two days may be taken at any time with the supervisor’s approval. All floating holidays must be used during the calendar year and may not be rolled over. Employees hired on or before March 31 will receive two floating holidays; employees hired between April 1 and September 30 will receive one floating holiday; and employees hired October 1 through December 31 will not receive a floating holiday that calendar year.


* The campus will not close during the Christmas holidays except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Each staff member must schedule the additional three (3) Christmas holidays during the week before or after Christmas with the approval of their supervisor.


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Human Resources

Executive VP

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