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2008-2009 University Holidays

November 2008

As the winter holiday season approaches, be sure to note the remaining eight dates designated as official university holidays during the 2008-2009 fiscal year.


The State Personnel Board has given academic institutions the authority to substitute days that coincide with the academic schedule for the 10 legal holidays.  Further, individual departments whose responsibilities dictate unusual work schedules may establish holiday schedules which deviate from the University's schedule (see pages 3-18 and 3-19 of the Human Resource Services Manual).


Following is Colorado State University's Holiday schedule for the remainer of the 2008-2009 fiscal year:

  • Thursday, November 27, 2008
  • Friday, November 28, 2008
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2008
  • Thursday, December 25, 2008
  • Friday, December 26, 2008
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
  • Monday, January 19, 2009
  • Monday, May 25, 2009

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 Dec. 1, 1972).

Note:  The 2001 State Legislature designated March 31 as Caesar Chavez Day.  However, this day was not added as a paid state holiday.  Employees and departments interested in additional information on Caesar Chavez Day should contact Human Resource Services, or review the material under the Benefits Section of the HRS website.


Contact: Carol Shirey
E-mail: Carol.Shirey@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5793