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The University of Texas-Pan American

Fiscal Year 2015 Holiday Schedule

 

Date

Day

Holiday

System Administration Status

September 1, 2014

Monday

Labor Day

Closed

November 27, 2014

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

Closed

November 28, 2014

Friday

Day after Thanksgiving

Closed

December 22, 2014 *

Monday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 23, 2014 *

Tuesday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 24, 2014

Wednesday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 25, 2014

Thursday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 26, 2014

Friday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 29, 2014 *

Monday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 30, 2014 *

Tuesday

Winter Holiday

Closed

December 31, 2014 *

Wednesday

Winter Holiday

Closed

January 1, 2015

Thursday

Winter Holiday

Closed

January 19, 2015

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Closed

April 3, 2015

Friday

Good Friday

Open

May 25, 2015

Monday

Memorial Day

Closed

 *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 from FY 2014

 

A one-day floating holiday (8hours for full-time employees) was 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 if not exhausted during FY 2014. Floating holiday hours will not be carried over further to the next fiscal year.

 

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 22nd through December 26th and from Monday December 29th through Thursday, January 1st.  Offices will reopen on Friday, 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.

 

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.

 

   

 

 
 
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