|New Year's Day||Jan. 1|
|Martin Luther King Day||Jan. 21|
|Memorial Day||May 27|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||Sept. 2|
|Thanksgiving||Nov. 28 - 29|
|Winter Holiday||Dec. 24 - Jan. 1|
As necessary, some employees may be required to work on designated holidays. Those who work will be paid at a rate of two times their regular hourly rate.
Veteran's Day is a paid holiday for some military campus locations if the base is closed for that holiday.
If a recognized holiday falls on Sunday, it will be observed the following day. A holiday occurring on Saturday is observed the preceding day, (except Dec. 24). All full-time employees of the University who are employed on any of these days will be given the day off with pay. Part-time staff who are normally scheduled to work on a day on which a holiday falls will receive holiday pay for the hours they would normally work on that day. Temporary employees do not receive holiday pay. There is no probationary/training period for holiday pay.
When a holiday falls in a week during which an employee is on vacation, it is counted as a holiday and not as a vacation day.
The University grants employees who observe major religious holidays other than those officially recognized by the University the option of taking vacation, a personal day, or an approved revised work schedule for the homage. Only under emergency situations will the request be denied. Questions regarding holidays should be referred to the Employment division of the Human Resource Department at 314-968-6960.
Closure Due to Weather or Other Causes
When circumstances warrant and/or at the discretion of the Administration, the University may be closed due to bad weather or other reasons such as a government holiday which causes closing of a military base. If possible, bad weather closings will be announced on local radio and television stations. In case of snow, the term "snow schedule" means employees should report to work at 10 a.m.
Closure pay is based upon the employee's authorized working day (see "Working Hours"). Employees will receive their regular pay during periods when the University is officially closed. Employees who are on sick leave or vacation at a time when the University is closed will not get extra time off. Employees specifically instructed by supervisors to work on a closure day will receive closure pay plus regular pay for hours worked.