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Four-hour "floating" holidays

Four-hour "floating" holidays

Gov. Jim Justice issued two executive orders in December that declared the afternoons of Friday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 29 as official holidays for State employees. Since WVU already recognizes Dec. 22 as a holiday and since many employees had already requested leave time for Dec. 29, the University has modified its holiday calendar to include two supplemental four-hour "floating" holidays for leave-eligible employees.

To qualify for each set of floating holiday hours, employees must:

  • Be leave-eligible and on WVU payroll on Dec. 22, 2017 and Dec. 29, 2017, respectively, and

  • either work their full shift or have enough paid leave (SL, AL, CTO) to cover any amount of time absent on the working day prior to and immediately following Dec. 22, 2017 and Dec. 29, 2017, respectively.

Note: Employees using terminal leave on Dec. 22, 2017 and/or Dec. 29, 2017, will not be eligible for the floating holiday hours from that day.

The floating holiday hours will be prorated based upon the employee’s full-time equivalency and may be used any time before June 30, 2018. Any floating holiday hours not used by June 30, 2018, will be forfeited.

For more information, please see the WVU Board of Governors Rule and Classification and Compensation Guidelines for holidays:  

Learn more on the BOG Talent and Culture 3.6 - Holidays page on the Rules, Policies, and Procedures website.

Read the Guidelines for Handling and Processing Compensation for Working on a Holiday.