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Additional "floating" holiday for WVU and WVURC leave-eligible employees

Additional "floating" holiday for WVU and WVURC leave-eligible employees

Late last week, Gov. Jim Justice issued proclamations declaring the afternoons of Thursday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 31, as official holidays for State employees. And since WVU and WVU Research Corp. already observe these days as holidays, the University has modified its holiday calendar.

WVU is granting 7.5 hours of floating holiday time (pro-rated by FTE) to leave-eligible employees, effective Dec. 24. 

WVURC is granting 8 hours of floating holiday time (pro-rated by FTE) to leave-eligible employees, effective Dec. 24.

Dec. 24 Proclamation

Dec. 31 Proclamation

Beginning Dec. 24, leave-eligible employees at all WVU’s campuses may request approval to use the floating holiday time – or any portion of it – through the Applaud system.

To qualify for the floating holiday hours, employees must:

  • Be leave-eligible and on WVU payroll on Dec. 24, 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. 24.

Note: The floating holiday hours will not be visible or available in Applaud until Dec. 24. Further, employees using terminal leave on Dec. 24, will not be eligible for the floating holiday hours.

The floating holiday hours may be used any time between Dec. 24, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Floating holiday hours will not be paid out upon termination and are not eligible for transfer to another State agency. Any floating holiday hours not used by June 30, 2021, will be forfeited.

For more information, please reference BOG Talent and Culture Rule 3.6 - Holidays or the Guidelines for Handling and Processing Compensation for Working on a Holiday.

WVU employees may contact Benefits Strategy at CentralBA@mail.wvu.edu with questions.

WVU Research Corp. employees may contact WVU Research Corp. Benefits Strategy at rcbenefits@mail.wvu.edu with questions.