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The University of Texas-Pan American

Fiscal Year 2014 Holiday Schedule

 

Date

Day

Holiday

System Administration Status

September 2, 2013

Monday

Labor Day

Closed

November 28, 2013

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

Closed

November 29, 2013

Friday

Day after Thanksgiving

Closed

December 23, 2013 *

Monday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 24, 2013

Tuesday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 25, 2013

Wednesday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 26, 2013

Thursday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 27, 2013 *

Friday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 30, 2013 *

Monday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 31, 2013 *

Tuesday

Winter Holiday

Closed

January 1, 2014

Wednesday

New Year's Day

Closed

January 20, 2014

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Closed

May 26, 2014

Monday

Memorial Day

Closed

July 4, 2014

Friday

Independence Day

Closed

Floating Holiday **

 *Essential Workforce Required Only

Holiday essential workforces shall consist of essential personnel in the Police Department and Facilities Management.  Those Police Department and Facilities Management employees who work these days will be allowed an equal amount of compensatory time off (straight time) which must be taken during the twelve-month period following the date of the holiday worked.

 

 **Floating Holiday

 

A one-day floating holiday (8hours for full-time employees) is included in the FY 2014 holiday schedule and may be used at any time during the fiscal year with prior approval from the employee's manager. Floating holiday hours should be used by August 31, 2014, but may be carried over to the next fiscal year if not used. 

 

PAID HOLIDAY OVERVIEW

 

UTPA offices will be closed during all official University holidays.  Offices should ensure that a recorded telephone message is activated at the close of business the day prior to any official University holiday.  The recorded message should state the department name, reason and period of closure, and day/date offices will reopen for normal business.  Example:  “You have reached the Department of _________.  All university offices are closed for the Winter Holiday from Monday through Friday, December 24th through December 28th and on Tuesday, January 1st.  Offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.”

 

Holiday Schedule Determination

 

The number of holidays for state agencies and institutions of higher education is authorized in Texas Government Code Chapter 662. Currently, 9 specific national holidays and 8 specific state holidays are authorized.  A holiday that falls on a Saturday or Sunday is not observed.   Furthermore, Section 662.011 authorizes the governing body of an institution of higher education to establish a different holiday schedule for the institution, subject to any applicable limitation on the observance of holidays prescribed by the General Appropriations Act.  The number of holidays that an institution’s employees observe, however, may not exceed the number of holidays that state agency employees are entitled to observe. 

 

For Fiscal Year 2013, 13 of the authorized national and state holidays fall on weekdays.  Accordingly, institutions of higher education are permitted 13 days in their holiday schedule. 

 

The UTPA Holiday Schedule is determined by the President’s Cabinet and is published through the Human Resources Department annually.

 

Paid Holiday Leave

 

Paid holiday leave is provided to regular employees who are appointed to work at least 20 hours per week for a period of at least four and one-half continuous months.  Regular employees appointed less than full-time but at least 20 hours per week are eligible for holiday leave proportionate to the number of hours appointed.  Employees who work on a holiday will receive equivalent time off within the 12-month period following the holiday worked.

 

Optional Holidays

 

The Legislature has designated Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Cesar Chavez Day, and Good Friday as optional holidays.  A holiday pay-eligible employee may observe optional holidays by working on any holiday in which an essential workforce is required or by using vacation leave.

 

**Floating Holiday

A one-day floating holiday (8 hours for full-time employees) is included in the FY 2014 holiday schedule and may be used at any time during the fiscal year with prior approval from the employee's manager. Floating holiday hours should be used by August 31, 2014, but may be carried over to the next fiscal year if not used.

 

   

 

 
 
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