University Holiday Information

University Holiday Observance

The university will be closed on the following days in observance of holidays:

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas and New Year
Friday, December 25, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2021

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Holidays for employees

Paid holidays vary between employee groups based on collective bargaining agreements and policy.

SEIU & UOPA     ::     Teamsters     ::     Faculty     ::     Officers of Administration

Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and University of Oregon Police Association (UOPA)

Under the current collective bargaining agreement, SEIU and UOPA represented employees receive the following paid holidays on the observed dates:

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Day After Thanksgiving: Friday, November 27, 2020
Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1, 2021

The collective bargaining agreement also grants these classified employees an additional day off, referred to as the special day of leave (Article 42, section 2), which may be used on a mutually agreed upon day between, and including, the working day before Thanksgiving and January 31. Where no day during this time can be mutually agreed upon, another day of the employee’s choice shall be granted, provided that approved usage does not create the closure of facilities. This day must be used no later than June 30.

Full-time employees receive eight hours of leave, prorated for part-time based upon the same percentage or fraction of month, as they are normally scheduled to work. Temporary employees are not eligible for holiday pay but do earn time-and-a-half for work performed on a recognized holiday.

Teamsters

Under the Teamsters collective bargaining agreement, employees are entitled to Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as holidays. These holidays are observed on the dates listed above. Teamsters represented employees may also take a special day of leave, which may be used the working day before or next working day after the Christmas or New Year's Day holidays. However, if an employee is unable to use the special day of leave, it may be used after Jan. 2, but no later than June 30.

Faculty and Officers of Administration (OAs)

Faculty and OAs receive the following paid holidays, which will be observed on the following dates:

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Day After Thanksgiving: Friday, November 27, 2020
Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1, 2021

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

Special Day of Leave: The university provides a special day of leave for officers of administration and faculty with 12-month appointments (historically referred to as the "governor's special day of leave.") While traditionally the special day of leave is taken the working day before or next working day after either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, it may be taken any working day from the day before Thanksgiving through January 31.


UO COVID-19 Personal Day

To provide an opportunity to refresh and recharge, university leadership is providing a COVID-19 personal day to eligible employees to be used in the month of December 2020.


Unit Operations

Because classified employees have Christmas Eve off, the university’s workforce will be significantly reduced on this day. To address operational needs on Christmas Eve, unit managers may use one of the following options: 

Units may:

  1. close if all employees have elected to use their leave, or
  2. designate the day as an “administrative closure,” on which employees may choose to work, but offices are closed to the public.

If units close or designate the day as an "administrative closure," OAs and other unclassified staff will either need to use paid leave (such as vacation or the “special day” described above) or unpaid leave for December 24.


Please contact your supervisor with questions. You may also contact Human Resources at 541-346-3159.