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Human Resources

Official Staff Holiday Schedule

The University of Kentucky observes the following holidays, except where continuous service is essential, in accordance with UK Human Resources Policies and Procedures #83.0 – Holiday Leave. Please refer to policy #83.0 for detailed information regarding holiday leave.

Holiday Date Weekday
Independence Day July 4, 2013 Thursday
Labor Day September 2, 2013 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2013 Thursday
Day after Thanksgiving* November 29, 2013 Friday
Christmas Day December 25, 2013 Wednesday
Special Holidays/Bonus Days **
To receive the Special Holidays,
you must be employed on 
or before November 3, 2013
in a regular position.
December 26, 2013 Thursday
December 27, 2013 Friday
December 30, 2013 Monday
December 31, 2013 Tuesday
New Year’s Day January 1, 2014 Wednesday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20, 2014 Monday
Memorial Day May 26, 2014 Monday
Independence Day July 4, 2014 Friday

* Employees of UK HealthCare who do not normally receive the Friday after Thanksgiving as a holiday are provided a “floating” holiday in place of this calendar day.

** Staff must be employed in a regular position on or before November 3, 2013 to receive these days. Regular employees with an FTE of 0.5 or greater shall be granted (4) Special Holidays (Bonus Days) off with pay on a pro-rata basis. Employees who leave employment at UK prior to January 1, 2014 are not eligible for special holidays.

Questions concerning holiday leave should be addressed to Human Resources, Employee Relations Office, at (859) 257-8758.

Go here to view the list of time entry holiday leave codes, as well as the attendance/absence codes »