15.1 Eligibility 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 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; e.g., if a part-time employee works fifty percent (50%) of the full-time hours in a pay period, the employee shall receive one‑half (½) pay for each holiday falling within that pay period.
15.2 Holidays 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) 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 Day
(12) December 25 (Christmas)
(13) Every day appointed by the President of the United States or the California Governor to be a day of public mourning, thanksgiving or holiday. The granting of such holidays shall be at the Board of Supervisors’ discretion.
* Effective February 12, 2001, the Lincoln’s Birthday holiday shall be eliminated and replaced with a floating holiday (8 hours of holiday time) which will accrue on February 12th.
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.
15.3 Holiday Falling on a Sunday If one of the holidays listed above falls on a Sunday and the employee is not regularly scheduled to work that day, the employee’s first regularly scheduled workday following the holiday shall be considered a holiday.
15.4 Holiday Falling on Employee’s Regular Day Off If any of the holidays listed above falls on a day other than Sunday and the employee is not regularly scheduled to work that day, or if an employee is required to work on a holiday, the employee shall be entitled to equivalent straight-time off with pay. An employee may accrue equivalent straight time off up to one hundred twenty (120) hours, with any time earned in excess of one hundred twenty (120) hours cashed out at the equivalent straight time rate. If an employee leaves County service with accrued hours, those hours will be cashed out.
15.5 Extra help are not entitled to paid holidays. If such employees work on holidays they shall be paid the same amount as for any other day.
15.6 Hours Worked on a Holiday Employees working more than their regularly scheduled shift on a holiday shall be compensated for such excess time as provided in Section 7, Overtime.