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Labor Day FAQs

This year to support modification of the Academic Calendar, Labor Day will not be a typical holiday day off. Faculty and staff are expected to work this day, so instead of the Labor Day holiday, benefit eligible faculty and staff will receive a “floating holiday” to be used at a later date.

Q: Can I use my floating holiday before September 7, 2020?
A: No, the floating holiday will not be available until after this date.

Q: I have annual leave scheduled to coincide with the Labor Day holiday. May I still take my floating holiday on September 7, 2020?
A: You will need to work with your supervisor in advance of September 7, 2020 to ensure coverage is available to support instructional activities. If approval is received, you may use your floating holiday on September 7, 2020.

Q: I have made plans for the Labor Day holiday. May I still take my floating holiday on September 7, 2020?
A: You will need to work with your supervisor to ensure coverage is available to support instructional activities. If approval is received, you may use your floating holiday on September 7, 2020 or request the day as annual leave.

Q: I’m a bi-weekly employee. How do I record the floating holiday when I use it?
A: You will record RG (1,2,3) on September 7, 2020 and record Deferred Holiday (DH 1,2,3) on the day you use the holiday. If you utilize Employee Self-Service to enter your time, you will also follow these guidelines.

Q: I’m a 12-month faculty member or a monthly employee, how do I record the floating holiday when I use it?
A: You will record Deferred Holiday (DH 1,2,3) on the day you use the holiday. If you utilize Employee Self-Service to enter your time, you will also follow these guidelines. Note*- monthly, non-exempt employees should record any time worked on September 7, 2020 in excess of their normal schedule as RG (1,2,3).

Q: Can the floating hours be recorded in all systems?
A: The floating holiday hours can be recorded in CATS and Employee Self Service but not in Kronos.

Q: Does the floating holiday count as hours worked toward overtime?
A: Yes, the floating holiday hours will count as hours worked toward any overtime compensation per Policy HR0445 – Overtime.

Q: How do I record the floating holiday if I work a compressed work week?
A: Policy HR0350 – Holidays states that regular full-time employees are compensated for 8 hours for holidays and regular part-time employees are compensated for holidays at a rate pro rata to their planned working time in IRIS. Employees on a compressed work week should revert back to a normal schedule for the week they are taking the floating holiday. The floating 8 hours Deferred Holiday (DH 1,2,3) should recorded on the day the holiday is observed that week (for regular, full-time employees).

Q: If I fail to use my floating holiday in 2020 will I lose that holiday?
A: Yes, the floating holiday must be used by the end of the calendar year 2020 (up to and including December 31, 2020) or it will be lost.