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Howard Community College provides 18-20 paid holidays each year for all full-time, position control/budgeted and temporary with benefits employees. Holidays are observed as follows:
Dates for observances marked with asterisks (*) are set each academic year to avoid conflict with the instructional schedule. In certain years when the winter break includes only five paid days of holiday leave, an additional "floating" holiday will be designated during the year. In addition, if a designated national holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the college may elect to specify the paid day of holiday leave on a Friday or Monday.
Work on Scheduled Holiday
If a non-exempt employee is required to work on a scheduled holiday, the employee will be eligible for compensatory time at the premium rate of time and a half or will be paid for hours worked at the premium rate. If an exempt employee is required to work on a scheduled holiday, the employee will be eligible for compensatory time at a straight time rate or will be paid for hours worked at a straight time rate. If the employee is not required to work but rather makes a request to work on a holiday that is approved, the non-exempt employee will be provided compensatory time at the straight time rate. Employees will be notified by supervisors in advance (when possible)** whether they are scheduled to work during the holiday and whether the work is optional or required. If the work is required, it will be considered a “condition of employment,” which means that the employee must accept the scheduled work or potentially face disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Accrual of Leave and Automatic Leave Sequence
There is no automatic leave sequence for holiday leave.
** Advance notice is not always possible; in such cases the Emergency Call In Procedure 63.04.13 will apply.
Effective Date: 12/12/14