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Holidays- Total Compensation and Paid Absences Policy


University of the Pacific's holiday policy outlines how employees are paid during all the days of the year that have been identified as holidays. 


This policy applies to University of the Pacific employees.

ContactResponsible Items
Office of Human ResourcesLists specific days of the year that have been identified as holidays and seasonal/staff appreciation days.





Policy Statement

The University of the Pacific's paid holidays and seasonal/staff appreciation days for regular full‐time and part‐time benefit eligible staff members vary between campuses. Due to operational needs, some staff members may be required to work on either a paid holiday or a seasonal/staff appreciation day. Eligible part‐time staff members shall be paid for the holiday on a pro‐rated basis.

Non‐exempt staff members shall be paid time and one‐half when required to work on a paid holiday and will receive regular pay when required to work on a Pacific seasonal/staff appreciation day.

Exempt and non‐exempt staff members required to work a paid holiday or seasonal/staff appreciation day have two options with supervisory approval:

  1. Within three (3) months of working the holiday or seasonal/staff appreciation day staff members will receive an additional day off for working the holiday or seasonal day/staff appreciation day; or
  2. Be  paid  for  the  holiday  or  seasonal/staff appreciation day  at  the  appropriate  rate,  in addition to the actual hours worked on the holiday or seasonal/staff appreciation day.

Paid holidays or seasonal/staff appreciation days falling on Saturday or Sunday will be observed on either the Friday before or Monday after the holiday weekend.

To be eligible for holiday and seasonal/staff appreciation pay, regular staff members must be in a paid or active status on the workday before and the workday after the holiday(s) and/or seasonal/staff appreciation day(s).  An unpaid leave will not be considered a paid or active status.



Contact Information

SubjectDepartment PhoneEmail
Holidays and seasonal/staff appreciation datesOffice of Human Resources(209)
Documenting holidays and seasonal/staff appreciation hours on timesheetPayroll Office(209)


Related Information


University Links

Holiday Schedule  



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Human Resources