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Human Resources
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HOLIDAY POLICY 

Wesleyan provides 13 paid holidays each calendar year. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is normally  observed the preceding Friday; when it falls on Sunday, the holiday normally will be observed the following Monday. 

 Designated holidays: 

• New Year’s Day* 

• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

• Memorial Day 

• Independence Day 

• Labor Day 

• Thanksgiving 

• Day after Thanksgiving 

• Christmas Day* 

* The days immediately before or immediately after Christmas and New Year’s may also be designated. 

If a holiday falls on a day when an employee is not scheduled to work, the employee is not paid for the holiday. Example – an employee who is not scheduled to work during the summer months will not receive pay for the July 4th holiday. 

Three of the thirteen holidays are designated as floating holidays that may be used to observe other religious or civic occasions, as well as for other purposes. Approval must be obtained in advance from an employee’s supervisor to schedule a floating holiday. Floating holidays not taken during the calendar year are forfeited. 

Floating holidays will be pro-rated based upon the employee’s date of hire. The number of floating holidays the new hire is eligible for is displayed below:

MONTH OF HIRE 

 FLOATING HOLIDAYS 

January through April 

3 days 

May through August 

2 days 

September through December 1st 

1 day