Rice University Human Resources
Policy No. 415-96
APPLIES TO ALL RICE UNIVERSITY STAFF WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR
Rice University normally observes certain state and federal holidays, including, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Memorial Day. When Independence Day falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday or following Friday may also be named as a holiday. In addition, only essential functions are maintained during the winter recess between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Department chairs/directors should determine which functions are essential; and, with the approval of their dean or vice president, require employees to be present to perform those functions. The Human Resources Department will announce the holiday calendar for each fiscal year on or before July 1. The number of days may vary each year.
To receive pay for designated holidays, a staff member must be
actively at work or using approved benefit time on his or her
regular work days before and after the break. Employees whose
regular day off falls on a holiday have the holiday allocation
added to their benefit time accumulation.
Professional, executive, or administrative staff
who are required to work on University holidays or in order to
maintain essential functions during the winter recess will have
these days added to their benefit time accumulation.
Technical or support staff
who are required by their supervisors to work on University
holidays have a choice. They may choose either being paid for the
holiday or having the holiday allocation added to their benefit
time accumulation. In addition, they are paid 1.5 times base pay
for hours worked on a holiday. Please note that hours worked on the
actual holiday and the day on which the University observes the
holiday, if different, are compensated at the premium rate of 1.5
times base pay.
Technical or support staff
who are required to work during the winter recess are paid at their
regular rate of pay and may choose either to receive winter recess
pay at their normal rate or have one hour added to their benefit
time accumulation for each hour worked during the recess.
, holidays are eight hours.
are eligible for holiday time according to the percentage of a full
year they regularly work. For example, a person who works 20 hours
a week all year (50 percent of full time) would be entitled to four
hours per day per holiday.
- See also:
- Benefits Eligibility Policy
- Benefit Time Policy
- Compensation Policy
- Pay Periods and Pay Practices Policy
- Short-Term Disability Policy
- Employment Definitions
- 401-82, (Holidays), 07/01/82
- 410-92 (Holidays), 12/01/92
- 415-93 (Holidays) 05/01/93
- 415-93, December 6, 1993