Independence Day Observation

US flag with fireworks

Republished June 30, 2015

Independence Day falls on Saturday this year. The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations has advised UB that another day will not be designated as a holiday in lieu of July 4, 2015.  

Your Holiday Scheduling

Full-time Employees

Full-time employees who are entitled to observe holidays, and for whom Saturday, July 4, is a regular day off, should be credited with compensatory time off in lieu of the holiday either as holiday compensatory time (for all units except for Security Services, Security Supervisors and Agency Police Services Units) or as an additional day of vacation (for Security Services, Security Supervisors and Agency Police Services Units).

Part-time Employees

Part-time employees who are eligible to observe holidays are entitled to observe only those holidays that fall on days when they are regularly scheduled to work or actually do work. However, eligible part-time employees in the Professional, Scientific & Technical Services, Administrative Services, Institutional Services, and Operational Services Units, and those designated Managerial/Confidential, who are regularly scheduled to work at least half-time, and who do not work on Saturday, July 4, but who are regularly scheduled to work on Friday, July 3, will be credited with holiday leave equivalent to the number of hours in the employee’s regular Friday schedule not to exceed 7 ½ or 8 hours.

Employees Required to Work on Saturday, July 4, 2015

Employees required to work on Saturday, July 4, 2015, should be paid holiday pay or granted holiday compensatory time off (holiday leave), as appropriate, except that Managerial/Confidential employees at salary grade 23 and above are not eligible for holiday pay and must be granted holiday compensatory time off.

Employees required to work on a holiday which coincides with a pass day may also be entitled to overtime pay in accordance with the Budget Director’s Rules.

Eligible Former Reservists

When an eligible former reservist, who has elected holiday pay for holidays worked, is required to work on July 4, Independence Day, such employee is entitled to holiday pay pursuant to the negotiated agreement and also to holiday leave pursuant to Section 249 of the Military Law. If, on the other hand, such employee waived holiday pay, one day of holiday leave satisfies both the contractual entitlement and the legal entitlement.

Contacts for Observation of Independence Day

State Benefits Administration

Claudia Samulski

Claudia Samulski

State Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-4487


Research Foundation Benefits

UB Foundation, Payroll and Benefits

Robin Hoeltke

Robin Hoeltke

Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager

UB Foundation

Phone: (716) 645-8735