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
2014
Calendar Year
2015
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2014January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King DayJanuary 20, 2014January 19, 2015
Memorial DayMay 26, 2014May 25, 2015
Independence DayJuly 4, 2014July 3, 2015
Labor DaySeptember 1, 2014September 7, 2015
Veterans Day
(not University Holiday)
November 11, 2014November 11, 2015
ThanksgivingNovember 27-28, 2014November 26-27, 2015
ChristmasHalf-day December 24, 2014
Full days December 25-26, 2014
December 24-25, 2015

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:  12/22/13-12/20/14 for 2014; 12/21/14-12/19/15 for 2015.  University support staff and 12-month unclassified employees may use the Governor’s discretionary day after 6 months of employment.