Macalester observes 10 paid holidays each year for eligible employees.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

In addition to the paid holidays provided by Macalester College, the college also provides one floating paid holiday for eligible staff employees (for use between January 1 and December 31 of each year).

Full-time employees who work on the holiday will receive another day off within the pay period before, pay period of, or pay period after the holiday. To the extent possible, the day off will be granted in accordance with the employee’s request, however, business needs may also be taken into consideration. Full-time employees whose regular day off falls on a holiday should receive another day off with pay.  Payment in lieu of holiday time off may be permitted where scheduling is a conflict. Casual and part-time employees who are required to work on a designated holiday will be paid their regular rate of pay plus one hour of holiday pay for each hour worked, up to a maximum of 7.75 hours.  Employees who work an alternative work schedule will be paid up to 7.75 hours of holiday pay which they may supplement with vacation time in order to reach the number of hours for which they are normally scheduled.

If a holiday occurs during the pay period in which a full-time employee is being paid for time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave, funeral leave, or jury duty), the employee will be paid for the holiday.  Full-time employees returning from leaves of absences (LOAs), who are required to return on a temporary part time basis due to medical reasons, are eligible to receive holiday pay.  Employees on unpaid LOAs are not eligible for holiday pay.  Employee’s on leaves extending beyond two weeks are not eligible for holiday pay.  Full-time employees who are receiving worker's compensation or short term disability payments are eligible to receive holiday pay.

Holidays that fall on a Saturday are generally observed on the preceding Friday. Holidays that fall on a Sunday are generally observed on the following Monday.

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