The State Personnel Board has again given academic institutions the authority to substitute days that coincide with the academic schedule for the 10 legal holidays approved for state employees.
Further, individual departments whose responsibilities dictate unusual work schedules may establish holiday schedules which deviate from the University’s schedule (see pages 2-12 and 3-19 of the Human Resources Manual).
The following is Colorado State University’s holiday schedule for the 2017-2018 fiscal year:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Monday, December 25, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Monday, January 1, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Hourly employees are not entitled to payment for holidays unless work is actually performed on the day of observance.
Time off for employees to participate in religious services (e.g., Good Friday) should be charged to annual leave or time must be made up by rearrangement of the work schedule within the same workweek. Free time off for religious services is not authorized (Governor’s Executive Order dated December 1, 1972).
Note: The 2001 State Legislature designated March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day. However, this day was not added as a paid state holiday. Employees and departments interested in additional information on Cesar Chavez Day should contact Human Resources or review the material under the Benefits Section of the HR website.