2023 Holiday Schedule

Date Holiday
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, March 24

Presidents’ Day/Daisy Gatson Bates Day (observed Friday of Spring Break)

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, September 4 Labor Day
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24 Day after Thanksgiving (If the Governor declares)
  Winter Break
Friday, December 22 Christmas Eve (observed)
Monday, December 25 Christmas Day (observed)
Tuesday, December 26 Veteran’s Day (observed)
Wednesday, December 27 Annual Leave*
Thursday, December 28 Annual Leave
Friday, December 29 Annual Leave
Monday, Jan 1, 2024 New Year's Day (observed)

* For Winter Break 2023, the employee’s birthday hours may be used if the employee’s birthday has passed, and hours are available to use. Therefore, the required days of leave for the 2023 winter break would be reduced to two if the birthday hours are applied.

General Information

When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the paid day off. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as the paid day off. Separate from the above holiday schedule, the Division is closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, for Winter Break. For each day during Winter Break that is not a designated holiday, employees will be charged one day of annual leave. If you’d like to take time off for a religious holiday that is not part of the Division’s holiday schedule, speak with your supervisor.

To receive holiday pay, employees must be in a paid status (not on leave without pay) on the employee’s normally scheduled workday before the holiday and the normally scheduled workday after the holiday.

For Winter Break, the employee’s birthday hours may be used if the employee's birthday has passed and if the hours are available to use on a day where Annual Leave is otherwise required during that period of time. Note:  Employee birthday leave will expire at the end of the year in which it is accrued.

Holidays will now be automatically added for you in Workday

Holidays will be automatically loaded into Workday on behalf of all employees. Previously, holidays had to be manually entered by all employees or their timekeepers.

What if I work on a Holiday?

  • If the holiday is worked, it will need to be adjusted to reflect the number of hours that were worked on the holiday.
  • Instructions for modifying a time off request can be found here: Managing My Time Off & Leave of Absence
  • At the end of each month containing a holiday, any balance remaining in the holiday accrual bank will be moved into the annual time off accrual bank by an Absence Partner in Human Resources. 

Calculating University Holidays for Temporary Employees

To calculate Holiday pay for an Extra Help/Temporary employee, use the Calculating Holiday Hours for Eligible Temporary Employees quick reference guide to figure the number of hours to pay an extra help or temporary employee.  

Holiday Policy

For more information on University Holiday usage and eligibility, visit UA System Policy UASP 435-1


Please contact payroll@uada.edu for additional information or questions.