UAPD Section 13: Holidays

13.1     Eligibility

Regular full-time unit members 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 work days immediately preceding and following the holiday. Part-time unit members shall be entitled to holiday pay in proportion to the average percentage of full-time hours worked during the two (2) pay periods immediately preceding the pay period which includes the holiday. If two (2) or more holidays fall on succeeding or alternate pay periods, then the average full-time hours worked in the two (2) pay periods immediately preceding the first holiday shall be used in determining the holiday pay entitlement for the subsequent holiday.

13.2     Holidays

The holidays in this County are:

(1)    January 1………………………………………………. (New Year’s Day)

(2)    Third Monday in January……………………….. (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday)

(3)    February 12*…………………………………………. (Lincoln’s Birthday)

(4)    Third Monday in February……………………… (Washington’s Birthday)

(5)    Last Monday in May……………………………… (Memorial Day)

(6)    July 4…………………………………………………… (Independence Day)

(7)    First Monday in September…………………….. (Labor Day)

(8)    Second Monday in October……………………. (Columbus Day)

(9)    November 11………………………………………… (Veterans Day)

(10)    Fourth Thursday in November………………… (Thanksgiving Day)

(11)    Friday following Thanksgiving

(12)    December 25…………………………………………. (Christmas Day)

(13)    Every day appointed by the President of the United States or the Governor of the State of California to be a day of public mourning, thanksgiving or holiday. The granting of such holidays shall be discretionary with the Board of Supervisors.

* Effective February, 2001, the Lincoln’s Birthday holiday shall be eliminated and replaced with a floating holiday (eight (8) hours of holiday time) which will accrue on February 12.

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

13.3     Holiday Falling on Sunday

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

13.4     Holiday Falling on employee’s Regular Day Off

If any of the holidays listed above falls on a day other than Sunday and the unit member is not regularly scheduled to work that day, or if a unit member is required to work on a holiday, the unit member 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 within one pay period of accrual. If a unit member leaves County service with accrued holiday hours, those hours will be cashed out in the unit member’s final check.

 

 

13.5     Hours Worked on a Holiday

Unit members working on a holiday shall be compensated for such time worked at the rate of one and one-half times the straight-time rate and shall receive up to eight (8) hours of accrued time off in the employee’s holiday bank.