Holidays

Policy

The KSU employees receive the benefit of 12 paid holidays per calendar year. Each year's holiday schedule is established by Human Resources with campus input. KSU will be closed for business in observance of the holidays, although minimal staff/services will be in certain departments.

Observance of Religious Holidays

All employees and students are responsible for negotiating their needs around religious practices with their supervisor or professor.  Employees may use vacation time for religious holidays and questions may be referred to Human Resources.

Compensation

Regular employees are compensated for these holidays provided that they are in a paid status on the business days immediately before and after the holiday. Full time employees are paid holiday time for an 8 hour work day. Compensation for part time employees is calculated at the relative percentage of their full time equivalency. (Example – an employee who works 30 hours per week and is therefore at a 75% FTE will be paid holiday time for 6.5 hours.)

Holiday Schedules

The university will be closed for business on these days:

  • While minimal staff/services may be required as determined to be in the best interest of the university, KSU will be closed for business in observance of the following holidays:

    The University will be closed for the 2019 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Sunday, December 29, 2019

    December 2019

    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 23 (2019 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 24 (2019 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 25 (2019 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 26 (2019 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 27 (2019 paid holiday)

    January 2020

    New Years Day: *Wednesday, January 1
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: *Monday, January 20

    May 2020

    Memorial Day: * Monday, May 25

    July 2020

    Independence Day: *Friday, July 3 (Observing July 4th)

    September 2020

    Labor Day: *Monday, September 7

    November 2020

    Thanksgiving Holiday: *Thursday, November 26
    Thanksgiving Holiday: *Friday, November 27

    December 2020

    Winter Holiday: *Friday, December 25
    Winter Holiday: *Monday, December 28
    Winter Holiday: *Tuesday, December 29
    Winter Holiday: *Wednesday, December 30
    Winter Holiday: *Thursday, December 31

    *denotes 2020 employer paid holiday (8 hour maximum)

    The University will be closed for the 2020 Winter Holiday
    Friday, December 25- Thursday, December 31, 2020

    January 2021

    New Years Day: Friday, January 1 (2021 paid holiday)

  • While minimal staff/services may be required as determined to be in the best interest of the university, KSU will be closed for business in observance of the following holidays:

    The University will be closed for the 2018 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Sunday, December 30, 2018

    December 2018

    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 24 (2018 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 25 (2018 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 26 (2018 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 27 (2018 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 28 (2018 paid holiday)

    January 2019

    New Years Day: *Tuesday, January 1
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: * Monday, January 21

    May 2019

    Memorial Day: * Monday, May 27

    July 2019

    Independence Day: * Thursday, July 4

    September 2019

    Labor Day: * Monday, September 2

    November 2019

    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Thursday, November 28
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Friday, November 29

    December 2019

    Winter Holiday: * Monday, December 23
    Winter Holiday: * Tuesday, December 24 
    Winter Holiday: * Wednesday, December 25
    Winter Holiday: * Thursday, December 26
    Winter Holiday: * Friday, December 27

    *denotes 2019 employer paid holiday (8 hour maximum)

    The University will be closed for the 2019 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 21- Sunday, December 29, 2019

    January 2020

    New Years Day: Wednesday, January 1 (2020 paid holiday)

  • While minimal staff/services may be required as determined to be in the best interest of the university, KSU will be closed for business in observance of the following holidays:

    The University will be closed for the 2017 Winter Holiday
    Friday, December 22, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018

    December 2017

    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 22
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 25
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 26
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 27
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 28
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 29

    January 2018

    New Years Day: *Monday, January 1
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: * Monday, January 15

    May 2018
    Memorial Day: * Monday, May 28

    July 2018
    Independence Day: * Wednesday, July 4

    September 2018
    Labor Day: * Monday, September 3

    November 2018
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Thursday, November 22
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Friday, November 23

    December 2018
    Winter Holiday: * Monday, December 24
    Winter Holiday: * Tuesday, December 25 
    Winter Holiday: * Wednesday, December 26
    Winter Holiday: * Thursday, December 27
    Winter Holiday: * Friday, December 28

    *denotes 2018 employer paid holiday (8 hour maximum)

    The University will be closed for the 2018 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 22 - Sunday, December 30, 2018

    January 2019
    New Years Day: Tuesday, January 1 (2019 paid holiday) 

  • While minimal staff/services may be required as determined to be in the best interest of the university, KSU will be closed for business in observance of the following holidays:

    The University was closed for the 2016 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017

    December 2016
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 19 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 20 (2016 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 21 (2016 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 22 (2016 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 23 (2016 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 26 (2016 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 27 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 28 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 29 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 30 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)

    January 2017
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: * Monday, January 16

    May 2017
    Memorial Day: * Monday, May 29

    July 2017
    Independence Day: * Tuesday, July 4

    September 2017
    Labor Day: * Monday, September 4

    November 2017
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Thursday, November 23
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Friday, November 24

    December 2017
    Winter Holiday: * Friday, December 22
    Winter Holiday: * Monday, December 25
    Winter Holiday: * Tuesday, December 26
    Winter Holiday: * Wednesday, December 27
    Winter Holiday: * Thursday, December 28
    Winter Holiday: * Friday, December 29

    January 2018
    Winter Holiday: Monday, January 1 (2018 paid holiday)

    *denotes 2017 employer paid holiday (8 hour maximum)

    The University will be closed for the 2017 Winter Holiday
    Friday, December 22, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018

  • While minimal staff/services were required as determined to be in the best interest of the university, KSU was closed for business in observance of the following holidays:

    The University was closed for the 2015 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Sunday, January 3, 2016

    December 2015
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 21 (2015 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 22 (2015 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 23 (2015 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 24 (2015 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 25 (2015 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 28 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 29 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 30 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 31 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)

    January 2016
    Winter Holiday: * Friday, January 1
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: * Monday, January 18

    May 2016
    Memorial Day: * Monday, May 30

    July 2016
    Independence Day: * Monday, July 4

    September 2016
    Labor Day: * Monday, September 5

    November 2016
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Thursday, November 24
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Friday, November 25

    December 2016
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 19 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: * Tuesday, December 20
    Winter Holiday: * Wednesday, December 21
    Winter Holiday: * Thursday, December 22
    Winter Holiday: * Friday, December 23
    Winter Holiday: * Monday, December 26
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 27 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 28 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 29 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 30 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)

    *denotes 2016 employer paid holiday (8 hour maximum)

    The University was closed for the 2016 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017

  • While minimal staff/services were required as determined to be in the best interest of the university, KSU was closed for business in observance of the following holidays:

    The University was closed for the 2014 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 20, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015

    December 2014
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 22 (2014 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 23 (2014 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 24 (2014 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 25 (2014 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Friday, December 26 (2014 paid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 29 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 30 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 31 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)

    January 2015
    Winter Holiday: * Thursday, January 1
    Winter Holiday: Friday, January 2 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: * Monday, January 19

    May 2015
    Memorial Day: * Monday, May 25

    July 2015
    Independence Day: * Friday, July 3

    September 2015
    Labor Day: * Monday, September 7

    November 2015
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Thursday, November 26
    Thanksgiving Holiday: * Friday, November 27

    December 2015
    Winter Holiday: * Monday, December 21
    Winter Holiday: * Tuesday, December 22
    Winter Holiday: * Wednesday, December 23
    Winter Holiday: * Thursday, December 24
    Winter Holiday: * Friday, December 25
    Winter Holiday: Monday, December 28 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Tuesday, December 29 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Wednesday, December 30 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)
    Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 31 (vacation day or unpaid holiday)

    January 2016
    Winter Holiday: Friday, January 1 (2016 paid holiday)

    *denotes 2015 employer paid holiday (8 hour maximum)

    The University was closed for the 2015 Winter Holiday
    Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Sunday, January 3, 2016

 

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