November 15, 2021


2021 Holiday Closure Attendance Guidelines

& 2022 Holiday Calendar



Holiday Closure Attendance Procedures for Non-instructional Employees

The following information outlines attendance procedures for the university’s scheduled days of closure from Friday, December 24, 2021 through Friday, December 31, 2021.

  • Friday, December 24, Holiday: Christmas Day observed
  • Monday, December 27, Holiday: Admission Day observed
  • Tuesday, December 28, Holiday: Columbus Day observed
  • Wednesday, December 29, Campus closed: Use personal leave credits or CTO
  • Thursday, December 30, Campus closed: Use personal leave credits or CTO
  • Friday, December 31, Holiday: New Year’s Day observed


All non-instructional employees are encouraged to use available personal leave credits for Wednesday, December 29, 2021 and Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Please work with your manager for an available option that is in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement if you do not have sufficient vacation, personal holiday or accrued CTO balances to cover one or both of these closure days. The below document entitled 2021 Holiday Closure Attendance Guidelines provide additional instruction.

2021 Holiday Closure Attendance GuidelinesPDF File


If the Governor grants informal time off with pay on December 23, 2021 full-time employees are entitled to four (4) hours; this amount is pro-rated for employees working less than full-time. Please note that only President Virjee may grant additional informal time off on December 23, 2021.


Employees required to work or who would be scheduled to work but are on vacation, sick leave, or CTO on December 23, 2021 must charge eight (8) hours (or the number of hours scheduled to work if on irregular schedule). These employees may be granted equivalent informal time off that must be taken by June 30, 2022. This time is not CTO or compensable in cash.


For additional information concerning provisions in a collective bargaining agreement, please contact Liz Castello, Labor/Employee Relations and Compliance Manager, at 657-278-8396 or


For assistance with Absence Management, schedule changes or recording time, please contact Payroll Services at 657-278-2521 or Seng Rojas, Administrative Analyst, at 657-278-4677 or


2022 Holiday Calendar

The university provides paid holidays as part of its comprehensive benefits package to support faculty and staff in their effort to balance work and family responsibilities. The 2022 Holiday Calendar is attached and can also be found on our website. As has been campus practice, some holidays will be observed on prescribed dates and others will be observed on dates that will allow a longer closure at Thanksgiving and over the December holiday period.

2022 Holiday Calendar PDF File


Please call Leticia Boediarto at 657-278-7178 if you have any questions regarding the holiday calendar.


This information is intended for State employees. ASC and ASI employees should contact HR/ASC and HR/ASI for questions and information as it relates to each specific HR program.