Holiday FAQ

When are SEIU employees eligible for holiday pay?

An SEIU employee must be in “pay status” for at least ½ of the employee’s scheduled workday before the holiday (must be, at most, seven days before the holiday) and ½ of the employee’s scheduled workday after the holiday (must be, at most, seven days after the holiday). “Pay status” means you are working or using accrued paid-vacation.

When are Officers of Administration eligible for holiday pay?

An OA must be in “pay status” for at least ½ of the employee’s scheduled workday before the holiday and ½ of the employee’s scheduled workday after the holiday. “Pay status” means you are working or using accrued paid-vacation.

I am a part-time Pro Tem Research Assistant in a lab at .5 FTE hourly, how does the paid holiday work for me?

The employee must be eligible for holiday pay (see above). If eligible, the employee will receive holiday pay at a prorated amount. For example, a 0.5 FTE employee would receive 4 hours of holiday pay, or a 0.75 FTE employee would receive 6 hours of holiday pay.

What happens if an SEIU employee is scheduled to work on a recognized holiday?

If an SEIU employee is required to work on days recognized as holidays which fall within their regular work schedules, they would be entitled, in addition to their regular monthly salary, either to receive compensatory time off or to be paid in cash at the employee’s request, at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2), and no more. 

I am a represented temporary employee, am I eligible for holiday pay?

No; temporary employees are not eligible for holiday pay.

I am a represented temporary employee and I am scheduled to work on a holiday, am I eligible to receive holiday pay?

Temporary employees are eligible for time and a-half for hours actually worked on a recognized holiday.

I am faculty on a nine-month contract, am I able to receive paid leave during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day?

Faculty on nine-month contracts receive paid leave during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. If required to work on campus during this period, that work will be compensated as overload.

I am a classified employee and my department is closed during the holiday season, how to I accrue holiday pay?

An employee must be in “pay status” at least one of the seven days before December 24 and at least one of the seven days after January 1. If the employee’s department is closed during the holiday season, the employee may utilize accrued paid-vacation, paid-sick, or the Governor’s Day to be in pay status within the allotted time-period.

I am a full-time classified employee on short-term disability leave. What do I need to do to receive holiday pay? 

An employee must be in “pay status” for at least ½ of the employee’s scheduled workday before the holiday (must be, at most, seven days before the holiday) and ½ of the employee’s scheduled workday after the holiday (must be, at most, seven days after the holiday). “Pay status” means you are working or using accrued paid-vacation or paid-sick leave.

I am a classified SEIU employee, what is a special “Governor’s Day,” and when can I use it?

If an employee is hired on or before November 15, they would have accrued the Governor’s Day (aka a “special day”) and would be able to put that towards holiday eligibility. If an employee was hired after November 15, they would NOT have accrued this day and cannot use it towards holiday eligibility (discussed above). The Governor’s Day should be used on a mutually agreeable day between Thanksgiving and January 31.

I am faculty on a nine-month contract, am I able to receive the special Governor’s Day?

No. Only faculty on 12-month contracts are eligible to receive the special Governor’s Day.

I am nine-month OA, am I able to receive the special Governor’s Day?

No. Only 12-month OAs are eligible to receive the special Governor’s Day.

I am an OA and I was hired after thanksgiving, am I eligible for the special Governor's Day leave?

No. If granted, all eligible employees accrue the special Governor's day leave the day before Thanksgiving. Anyone hired after that date would not accrue the leave.

 

If you have any questions, please email Employee and Labor Relations at uoelr@uoregon.edu