VI. 604 - Holidays

Rev. 6-1-08, Rev. 12-1-17

Drury University will grant holiday time-off to all staff members on the holidays listed below:

  • New Year's Eve (December 31)
  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas (December 25)

Current Year Closings

When an observed holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, the preceding Friday or following Monday will be recognized.

Drury University will grant paid holiday time-off to all regular, full-time and part-time staff members immediately upon assignment to an eligible employment classification. Holiday pay will be calculated based on the staff member's straight-time pay rate (as of the date of the holiday) multiplied by number of hours the staff member would otherwise have worked on that day.

Except as provided below, if a recognized holiday falls during an eligible staff member's absence (such as vacation or sick leave), holiday pay will be provided instead of the paid time-off benefit that would otherwise have applied.

Eligible nonexempt staff members scheduled to work on a recognized holiday will receive holiday pay for that day plus additional pay at one and one-half times each holiday hour worked. Holiday work requires prior supervisory approval.

Paid time-off for holidays will be counted as hours worked for the purposes of determining whether overtime pay is owed.

Staff members on leave of absence without pay are not paid for holidays that occur during their leave.

Staff members must work the next scheduled work day preceding and following a holiday unless approved paid leave is used. To be eligible for holiday pay, staff members must present a physician's statement regarding the nature of the illness or injury.