Holidays & Floating Holidays
All full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week are eligible to receive compensation for holidays; temporary or limited-term employees are not eligible. The Holiday calendar for a given year is published in the fall of the year before with the specific holiday schedule. This is the general list of holidays.
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve (1/2 day)
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve (1/2 day)
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be considered the observed holiday just as Monday will be considered for holidays falling on a Sunday.
Pay Rate & Working on a Holiday
Holiday pay will be computed at the employee’s regular rate of pay and at the regular number of scheduled work hours. No employee shall be compensated more than once for any holiday. If a non-exempt employee is required to work on an actual or observed holiday, the City will pay their straight time rate for all hours worked and give the option to receive holiday pay for the day or an additional floating holiday. If an exempt employee is required to work on an actual or observed holiday, they are encouraged to talk to their supervisor about flexing their work schedule. Union employees should refer to their contracts.
Floating holidays are other workdays in the year that can be used as holidays at the employee’s time of choice and must be used within the year in which they are granted. There will usually be 5 floating holidays received each year, depending on the actual calendar, unless notice is given prior; however, when the ½ day holidays fall on a Friday or a Sunday, they will be converted into an additional floating holiday as well. New employees are eligible for holiday pay after 90 days of employment.
The City believes that employees need time away from work each year and provides eligible employees with paid vacation time according to the schedule below and, when it pertains, in the written Union contracts.
Employees will generally be granted paid vacation benefits as of January 1st each year based on their length of continuous service. Along those lines, if an employee is hired between January 1st and June 30th, they will receive 1 week of vacation that they are able to use after 90 days of employment.
|Years of Continuous Service||Weeks of Vacation|
|Less than 8 years||2|
|Non –||8-14 years||3|
|20 years or more||5|
|Less than 4 years||2|
|20 years or more||5|
Union employees should check their contracts for specific vacation information.
Not permitted: In limited instances, employees may be allowed to carryover vacation days into the next year. To qualify for the carryover provisions, a request must be submitted justifying the carryover to the City Manager for approval.