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Holidays

The university pays for employees to be off work on days designated by the Governor as holidays.  Employees are eligible for paid holidays on the 1st day of employment.

State of Kansas Employee Holidays
HolidayCalendar Year
2015

Calendar Year
2016

New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2015January 1, 2016
Martin Luther King DayJanuary 19, 2015January 18, 2016
Memorial DayMay 25, 2015May 30, 2016
Independence DayJuly 3, 2015July 4, 2016
Labor DaySeptember 7, 2015September 5, 2016
Veterans Day
(not University Holiday)
November 11, 2015November 11, 2016
ThanksgivingNovember 26-27, 2015November 24-25, 2016
ChristmasDecember 24-25, 2015December 26, 2016

Discretionary Day

The Governor may also designate one discretionary holiday per calendar year. The discretionary holiday must be taken during the following calendar year dates:  12/21/14-12/19/15 for 2015, 12/20/15-12/31/16 for 2016.  University support staff and 12-month unclassified employees may use the Governor’s discretionary day after 6 months of employment.