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UTSA Holidays

UTSA Holiday Schedule 2018 - 2019

Date Holiday Day
September 3, 2018 Labor Day Monday
November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day Thursday
November 23, 2018 Day after Thanksgiving Friday
December 24, 2018 Day Before Christmas Monday
December 25, 2018 Christmas Day Tuesday
December 26, 2018 Day after Christmas Wednesday
December 27, 2018 Winter Holiday (skeleton crew)* Thursday
December 28, 2018 Winter Holiday (skeleton crew)* Friday
December 31, 2018 Winter Holiday (Observance of President’s day) Monday
January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day Tuesday
January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday
May 27, 2019 Memorial Day Monday
July 4, 2019 Independence Day Thursday

Texas Legislators designated 13 holidays for fiscal year 2018-2019.  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.

*Skeleton work crew days: In accordance with the provisions of the Texas Government Code § 662.004, “a state agency shall have enough employees on duty during a state holiday to conduct the public business of the institution.”  The skeleton work crew requirement excludes days where a federal holiday has been designated on a different day.  This year, President’s Day will be observed on Monday, December 31, 2018.

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 C. 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 the compensatory time 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, Yom Kippur, Cesar Chavez Day and 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.




July 2017




Holiday Schedule