CNA MOU Section 20: Holidays

20.1     Regular full-time employees in established positions shall be entitled to take all authorized holidays at full pay, not to exceed eight (8) hours for any one (1) day, provided they are in a pay status on both their regularly scheduled workdays immediately preceding and following the holiday.  Part-time employees shall be entitled to holiday pay in proportion to the percentage of full-time hours worked during the biweekly pay period which includes a holiday; holiday hours shall be calculated on all hours worked (including the holiday shift) in the pay period in which the holiday occurs.  For example, if a part-time employee works fifty percent (50% or 20 hours) of the full-time hours in a pay period, the employee shall be paid for half (½) or four (4) of the hours for each holiday falling within that pay period.

20.2     The holidays in this County are:

  1. January 1……………………………………………… (New Year’s Day)
  2. Third Monday in January……………………….. (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday)
  3. Third Monday in February……………………… (Washington’s Birthday)
  4. Last Monday in May……………………………… (Memorial Day)
  5. July 4………………………………………………….. (Independence Day)
  6. First Monday in September…………………….. (Labor Day)
  7. Second Monday in October……………………. (Columbus Day)
  8. November 11……………………………………….. (Veterans Day)
  9. Fourth Thursday in November………………… (Thanksgiving Day)
  10. Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  11. December 25………………………………………… (Christmas)
  12. Every day appointed by the President of the United States or the Governor to be a day of public mourning, thanksgiving or holiday.  The granting of such holidays shall be discretionary with the Board of Supervisors.
  13. One (1) eight (8) hour floating holiday which accrues each February 12th.

 

If the Legislature or the Governor appoints a date different from the ones shown above for the observance of any of these holidays, then San Mateo County shall observe the holiday on the date appointed by the Legislature or the Governor.

20.3     If one of the holidays listed above falls on Sunday and the nurse is not regularly scheduled to work that day, the nurse’s first regularly scheduled workday following the holiday shall be considered a holiday.

20.4     If any of the holidays listed above falls on a day other than Sunday and the nurse is not regularly scheduled to work that day, or if a nurse is required to work on a holiday, the nurse shall be entitled to equivalent straight time off with pay.  This equivalent straight time off earned is limited to one hundred and twenty (120) hours with any time earned in excess of one hundred and twenty (120) hours cashed out at the equivalent straight time rate.  If a nurse leaves County service with accrued holiday hours, those hours will be cashed out.

20.5     Extra help are not entitled to holiday pay or time off with pay in lieu of holiday pay.

20.6     Nurses working on a holiday shall be compensated for such time worked at the rate of one and one-half (1½) times the straight-time rate as provided in Section 10 (Overtime).  This compensation may be in the form of overtime pay or comp time off, but not in a combination of the two.  Holiday pay will be paid to nurses working the majority of their hours on the actual holiday.  For example, nurses working 11 p.m. on the holiday eve will receive holiday pay for the entire shift because a majority of hours worked will fall on the holiday.  For nurses that start work at 11:00 pm on the holiday, they will receive regular hours worked but no holiday pay for the entire shift because a majority of hours worked will be on the day following the holiday.