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UTSA Holidays

UTSA Holiday Schedule 2011 - 2012

Date Holiday Day
September 5, 2011 Labor Day Monday
November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving Day Thursday
November 25, 2011 Day after Thanksgiving Friday
December 26, 2011 Day after Christmas Monday
December 27, 2011 Winter Holiday (skeleton crew)* Tuesday
December 28, 2011 Winter Holiday (skeleton crew)* Wednesday
December 29, 2011 Winter Holiday (skeleton crew)* Thursday
December 30, 2011 Winter Holiday (skeleton crew)* Friday
January 16, 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday
March 15, 2012 Spring Break (skeleton crew)* Thursday
March 16, 2012 Spring Break (skeleton crew)* Friday
May 28, 2012 Memorial Day Monday
July 4, 2012 Independence Day Wednesday

Texas Legislators designated 13 holidays for fiscal year 2011-2012. The total number of holidays awarded to state employees fluctuates annually because when typical holidays fall on Saturday or Sunday, they are not observed. Institutions of higher education may rearrange state holidays and establish their own holidays in order to provide more effective work schedules that are consistent with the academic calendar.

Floating holiday: Floating holiday(s) are awarded when all Federal and State holidays have been allocated AND a remainder exists between the total number of holidays allocated and the total number of holidays designated by the Texas Legislature. This did not occur for fiscal year 2011-2012. The total number of holidays granted may not exceed the number of holidays provided by the Texas Legislature.  As a result, no floating holiday hours will be awarded for fiscal year 2011-2012.

*Skeleton work crew days : In accordance with the provisions of the Texas Government Code § 662.004 , a state agency must have enough employees on duty to conduct business during any holidays that UTSA selects that are not designated as "all (state) agencies closed."

An employee who serves as a member of a skeleton crew will be granted state compensatory time in lieu of the holiday in accordance to Chapter 4.27, section D. of the Handbook of Operating Procedures “State Compensatory Time”. State compensatory time off must be scheduled within twelve (12) months following the workweek in which it was earned with the prior approval of the employee's supervisor.

State compensatory time may also be used to observe an additional religious holiday(s), or state or national holiday that is not officially observed by UTSA. The Texas Legislature has specified Rosh Hashanah, Cesar Chavez Day or Good Friday as optional holidays. Employees are entitled to observe these holidays provided that they work a skeleton crew holiday, or use accrued and available leave.



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