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UK staff holiday schedule for the 2020-21 fiscal year

(July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

Updated July 1, 2020

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. For the 2020-21 fiscal year only, faculty and staff may use the Labor Day holiday up through December 31, 2020, to accommodate the compressed academic calendar necessary for the COVID-19 response. In order to qualify for University holiday leave, including Christmas and New Year’s Day, an employee must be in a paid status the scheduled days before and the day after the holiday. Please refer to HRP&P #83.0 for detailed information regarding holiday leave.

Holiday Date observed Day observed Date leave is loaded into SAP
Independence Day*** July 3, 2020 Friday May 24, 2020
Labor Day September 7, 2020 Monday July 19, 2020
Election Day November 3, 2020 Tuesday September 13, 2020
Thanksgiving Day November 26, 2020 Thursday October 11, 2020
Day after Thanksgiving* November 27, 2020 Friday October 11, 2020
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Friday October 25, 2020
Special Holidays/Bonus Days **

To receive the Special Holidays, you must be employed in a regular position on or before October 25, 2020.

The December 21-24 bonus days only apply to non-UK HealthCare areas.

December 21, 2020 Monday October 25, 2020
December 22, 2020 Tuesday October 25, 2020
December 23, 2020 Wednesday October 25, 2020
December 24, 2020 Thursday October 25, 2020
December 28, 2020 Monday October 25, 2020
December 29, 2020 Tuesday October 25, 2020
December 30, 2020 Wednesday October 25, 2020
December 31, 2020 Thursday October 25, 2020
New Year’s Day January 1, 2021 Friday October 25, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18, 2021 Monday December 6, 2020
Memorial Day May 31, 2021 Monday April 11, 2021
Juneteenth**** June 18, 2021 Friday April 11, 2021
Independence Day***** July 5, 2021 Monday May 23, 2021

* 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 October 25, 2020 to receive these days. Regular employees with an FTE of 0.5 or greater shall be granted (8) Special Holidays (Bonus Days) for non-UK HealthCare areas and (4) Special Holidays for UK HealthCare areas with pay on a prorata basis. Employees who leave employment at UK prior to January 1, 2021 are not eligible for Special Holidays. 

*** Independence Day falls on a Saturday; therefore, the holiday is observed on a Friday.

**** Juneteenth falls on a Saturday; therefore, the holiday is observed on a Friday.

***** Independence Day falls on a Sunday; therefore, the holiday is observed on a Monday.

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

Attendance/Absence Code Description
1005 HOURS WORKED
1007 BREAK TIME OFF
1008 NON BILLABLE TIME
1009 MEETINGS AND TRAINING
1010 INDIRECT/OVERHEAD LABOR
1013 ADDTL HOURS WORKED
1025 NON WORK DAY - HRS WRKD
1080 ORIENTATION
1081 ICIS TRAINING
1083 LIGHT DUTY
3311 DIFF EVENING SHIFT
3312 DIFF NIGHT SHIFT
3320 DIFF WEEKEND DAY
3321 DIFF WEEKEND EVENING
3322 DIFF WEEKEND NIGHT
3331 CALL PAY
3333 DIFF MARKET DRIVEN SALARY
3390 DIFF HAZARDOUS DUTY
3400 DIFF TRAINING PAY
3410 DIFF INCENTIVE PAY
7151 HOLIDAY-July 4th
7152 HOLIDAY-Labor Day
7153 HOLIDAY-Pres Election
7154 HOLIDAY-Thanksgiving
7155 HOLIDAY-Special
7156 HOLIDAY-Christmas
7157 HOLIDAY-New Year
7158 HOLIDAY-MLK Day
7159 HOLIDAY-Memorial Day
7161 JUNETEENTH
7170 VACATION
7172 VACATION - 12 Mo Faculty
7174 VACATION-10/11 Mo Faculty
7178 VACATION - Faculty Admin
7180 FULL SAL SICK (TDL) - EMP
7182 FULL SAL SICK (TDL) - FAM
7402 MILITARY LEAVE - TRAINING
7403 MISCELLANEOUS LEAVE
7405 FUNERAL LEAVE
7406 JURY DUTY
7407 EMERGENCY CLOSING
7409 DEPT WORKER COMP
7410 VOTING LEAVE
7411 OFFICIAL PROF LV/TRAVEL
7413 FMLA WORKER COMP W/PAY
7414 FMLA HOLIDAY  W/PAY
7415 FMLA TDL  EMP W/PAY
7416 FMLA TDL  EMP WO/PAY
7417 FMLA VACATION  W/PAY
7418 FMLA OTHER  WO/PAY
7419 UNPAID LEAVE - TDL
7420 UNPAID LEAVE
7422 UNPAID LEAVE SPECIAL
7423 UNPAID LEAVE COMP
7425 FMLA TDL FAM W/PAY
7426 FMLA TDL FAM WO/PAY
7431 FMLA HOL-July 4th
7432 FMLA HOL-Labor Day
7433 FMLA HOL-Pres Election
7434 FMLA HOL-Thanksgiving
7435 FMLA HOL-Special
7436 FMLA HOL-Christmas
7437 FMLA HOL-New Year
7438 FMLA HOL-MLK Day
7439 FMLA HOL-Memorial Day
7441 FMLA HOL-Juneteenth
7450 DEPT W/C SUPP HOLIDAY
7452 DEPT W/C SUPP TDL
7454 DEPT W/C SUPP VACATION
7457 DEPT W/C WO/PAY
7491 UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE