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Kansas State University

Benefits Administration
Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6277 (Phone)
785-532-7693 (Benefits fax)
785-532-6095 (HR fax)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.(CST)


Paid holidays are designated by the Governor.

Holiday Calendar Year 2013Calendar year 2014
New Year’s Day January 1, 2013January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Day January 21, 2013January 20, 2014
Memorial Day May 27, 2013May 26, 2014
Independence Day July 4, 2013July 4, 2014
Labor Day September 2, 2013September 1, 2014
Veterans Day (not University Holiday) November 11, 2013November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving November 28-29, 2013November 27-28, 2014
Christmas December 25, 2013Half-day December 24, 2014, Full days December 25-26, 2014

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:


When Eligible: 1st day of employment. Classified employees and 12-month unclassified employees may use the Governor’s discretionary day after 6 months of employment.

Who Pays: The university pays for employees to be off work on days designated as holidays.

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