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 observed||Day observed|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2017||Tuesday|
|Labor Day||September 4, 2017||Monday|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 23, 2017||Thursday|
|Day after Thanksgiving*||November 24, 2017||Friday|
|Christmas Day||December 25, 2017||Monday|
Special Holidays/Bonus Days **
To receive the Special Holidays,
you must be employed in a regular position
on or before October 29, 2017.
|December 26, 2017||Tuesday|
|December 27, 2017||Wednesday|
|December 28, 2017||Thursday|
|December 29, 2017||Friday|
|New Year’s Day||January 1, 2018||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||January 15, 2018||Monday|
|Memorial Day||May 28, 2018||Monday|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2018||Wednesday|
* 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 Sunday, October 29, 2017 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, 2018, are not eligible for Special Holidays. In addition, employees who take any Special Holidays in advance and leave employment before the January 1, 2018, date may be required to repay any advanced Special Holidays taken.
Questions concerning holiday leave should be addressed to Human Resources, Employee Relations Office, at (859) 257-8758.