Human Resources and Payroll

Benefits

 

Current Holiday Schedule

2015 Holiday Schedule

 

Thanksgiving Observance

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (open half-day) (additional 4 hours) *
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015

Winter Holiday Closing **

New! Monday, December 21 Thursday, December 24, 2015
(additional 8 hours plus 24 hours university leave)
through Friday, January 1, 20161,2 (inclusive)

* When the office closes for half a day, full-time employees receive 4 hours of holiday leave (part-time receive holiday pay proportionate to their FTE) but still need to account for an 8 hour day either by working or taking leave. Please note: In order to receive Thanksgiving holiday pay, you must be at work or on paid leave the last scheduled full day, the 1/2 day of, and the first scheduled work day after the holiday (i.e. for many, you must be at work or on paid leave on Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25 as well as the first scheduled work day after the holiday). Please be sure to check your leave balances to ensure you have the hours available if you are using leave on these days.

 

 

1 Friday, January 1, 2016 is a 2016 holiday (New Year's Day).

2 Winter break runs inclusive from Monday, December 21 Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1, 2016. The university re-opens on Saturday, January 2, 2016 with most faculty and staff returning to work on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Please Note:

  1. Should the Governor decide to grant all state employees additional time off, if will be in place of, not in addition to, the leave granted by the University in December 2015.
  2. Some salaried employees may be required to work during winter break in order to provide necessary services (e.g. Mason Recreation, Facilities, Police, HR & Payroll, Athletics, Advancement, Registrar, Admissions, etc.) In these cases, the employee will receive compensatory time for the hours worked to be used within one year. Wage employees who work during winter break will not receive compensatory time.

2016 Holiday Schedule

 

New Year's Day

Friday, January 1, 2016 (part of 2015 winter break)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 18, 2016

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2016

Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Observance

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (open half day) (additional 4 hours) *
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016

Winter Holiday Closing Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 20171,2 (inclusive)

 

* When the office closes for half a day, full-time employees receive 4 hours of holiday leave (part-time receive holiday pay proportionate to their FTE) but still need to account for an 8 hour day either by working or taking leave. Please note: In order to receive Thanksgiving holiday pay, you must be at work or on paid leave the last scheduled full day, the 1/2 day of, and the first scheduled work day after the holiday (i.e. for many, you must be at work or on paid leave on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23 as well as the first scheduled work day after the holiday). Please be sure to check your leave balances to ensure you have the hours available if you are using leave on these days.

1 Sunday, January 1, 2017 is a 2017 holiday and is observed on Monday, January 2, 2017 (New Year’s Day).

 

2 Winter break 2016 runs inclusive from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017.  The university

re-opens on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.