Published April 22, 2019
State classifed employees declare their preference for holiday pay option by submitting an annual Holiday Pay or Compensation Option form by May 24.
Classified service employees (including those with a management/confidential (M/C) classified title in salary grades M/C 22 and below) who are covered by the New York State Attendance and Leave Rules, are entitled to observe state holidays.
Employees hired after May 24, 2019, should earn holiday pay for holidays worked, except floating holidays, until they are given the opportunity to complete the Holiday Pay or Compensation Option form for the following year.
Employees on leave without pay from April 1, 2019 through May 24, 2019 may submit the Holiday Pay or Compensation Option form to Human Resources (HR) upon return from leave.
Employees on leave past May 24 should earn holiday pay for holidays worked, except floating holidays, until they are given the opportunity to complete the Holiday Pay or Compensation Option form for the following year.
Eligible veterans and former reservists may elect a compensation option that is different from their regular election for Memorial Day, Veterans' Day and Independence Day if the employee is a member of one of the following bargaining units:
To elect a different option, eligible employees will need to complete both the 2019 Holiday Waiver and 2019 Special Holiday Waiver forms.
Unless your supervisor advises you that you are required to work, you are expected to observe the holiday, even on those holidays when the university is open and classes are held.
If you are required to work on a holiday when the university is open, you will be compensated by additional pay (except for floating holidays) or you may waive this pay and earn compensatory time instead.
Only need to complete the Special Holiday Waiver Form if a different compensation option is preferred for Memorial, Independence and Veterans Day. If it is, employees should submit both forms using the instructions below.
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If you do not complete the Holiday Pay or Compensation option form, you will automatically be eligible to receive holiday pay for each holiday you are required to work. You must notify Human Resources (HR) each time you are entitled to such extra payment by properly completing and forwarding a Pay Voucher for Overtime, Holiday Pay, or Intermittent Inconvenience Pay to HR. This form is available on our website or through the Customer Service unit of HR at 716-645-7777.