Full-time employees receive the following eleven (11) holidays with pay.
- New Year’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Good Friday
- Labor Day
- Memorial Day
- Christmas Day
- Independence Day
- Last normal working day before Christmas Day
- Last normal working day before New Year’s Day
Whenever Independence Day falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a holiday. Whenever New Year’s Day, Independence Day or Christmas day fall on Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a holiday. Whenever New Year’s Day or Christmas Day fall on Saturday the following Monday is observed as a holiday.
All full-time employees will receive holiday pay of straight-time hours at their regular rate, provided the following conditions are satisfied:
- Employee is on the payroll for at least two days during the calendar week in which the holiday occurred.
- Should the employee be unable to work either the scheduled work day before or the scheduled work day after the holiday because of illness, proof of the illness in the form of a doctor’s statement will be required in order to qualify for the paid holiday.
Holiday pay will not be paid if:
- The employee's department is not in operation because of a temporary shutdown. Immediately before or after a disciplinary suspension or unauthorized absence.
- The employee is on an unpaid leave of absence when the holiday occurs. Leave of absences include, but are not limited to, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), Personal Leave and Worker’s Compensation Leave.
Paid Holidays During Vacations and Weekends
- If a holiday occurs while the employee is on vacation, the employee’s vacation bank will not be charged for the number of holidays falling during the vacation period.
- Holiday hours are considered time worked for purposes of calculating overtime.
Political, Cultural or Religious Holidays
HACM recognizes that there may be political, cultural or religious holidays (other than those already designated as holidays) that employees would like to observe. It may be possible to arrange these holidays as scheduled days off, or as authorized absences without pay or as vacation days/paid time off. Requests for time off to observe religious holidays must be pre-approved by the employee's supervisor.