Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 5: Personnel

05:01:06   Holidays

The institutions and Tennessee technology centers under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents will observe a maximum of seven holidays per year and six additional administrative closing days as specified in TBR Policy 5:01:01:11. The following days shall be designated as official holidays:

  1. New Years' Day
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  3. Memorial Day
  4. Independence Day
  5. Labor Day
  6. Thanksgiving Day
  7. Christmas Day

When a recognized holiday falls on Saturday, the Friday preceding the holiday shall be substituted. When it falls on Sunday, the Monday following the holiday shall be substituted. Where work schedules or duties make it necessary for an employee to work on a holiday, a corresponding amount of time off shall be granted.

Northeast State Community College shall conduct at least one event commemorating Veteran’s Day on or near the day recognized as a national day of observance. Students, faculty, and staff who are veterans shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in the campus observances without adverse action or absence. All regular full-time and part-time employees in an active pay status will qualify for holiday pay for the days listed above. Regular part-time employees receive the holiday benefit on a pro-rata basis. The following provisions apply:

  1. Employees who are in an active pay status on the workdays immediately preceding and following a holiday will receive payment for the holiday.
  2. Any holiday falling within a period of an employee’s sick, annual, or other leave with pay shall be considered holiday leave and recorded as such.

Any exceptions to this policy shall be submitted to the chancellor for approval.

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Revision History: March 2002, March 2005, October 2008, July 2015