University Holidays

No.  3-39   Rev.  02-07-17  Date  8-17-77     



PPM 3-2a, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)


FullTime Equivalency (FTE) - The number of total hours worked divided by the maximum number of compensable hours in a work year.  For example, WSU defines the work year as 2,080 hours.  An employee occupying a paid full-time job all year would be 1.0 FTE, and an employee working 1,040 hours would be .5 FTE.


A. Full-time and part-time salaried employees shall observe the paid holidays listed below. Holiday pay will be prorated based on employee FTE.  In addition, the employee may select one personal holiday with supervisor approval.

1. Independence Day (July 4)

2. Pioneer Day (July 24)

3. Labor Day (September)

4. Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday and Friday)

5. Winter Holiday (December 24 and 25)

6. New Year's Day

7. Martin Luther King Day (January)

8. President's Day (February)

9. Memorial Day

B. Holidays falling on Sunday will be observed the following Monday.  Holidays falling on Saturday will be observed the previous Friday.  Exceptions to this policy are:

1.  When Christmas is on a Saturday or Sunday, then the previous Friday and the following Monday are holidays.

2.  When Christmas is on a Monday, then that Monday and Tuesday are holidays.

C. If a non-exempt employee is required to work on a scheduled holiday observed by other personnel, the employee shall receive compensation at double the hours worked for that day.  The double time is provided in lieu of the holiday.

D. Scheduled holidays falling during a vacation period will not be charged against vacation leave.

E. Employees whose days off are other than Saturday and Sunday will be allowed time off for holidays in a way as to be equitable to conditions affecting employees who work Monday through Friday.

F. Upon termination of employment, no payment will be made for holidays falling after the last day on the job. A person must return to work following the holiday in order to receive pay for the holiday.