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December 25 Floating Legal Holiday Deadline

Deadlines for Using December 25, 2021, Floating Legal Holiday

Saturday, December 25, 2021 (Christmas Day) is a floating legal holiday which employees may use in accordance with UW System policy.

University Staff employees must use this floating legal holiday by December 31, 2021. For University Staff employees, a floating legal holiday must be used by the end of the calendar year in which it was earned. If it is not used, it is lost and cannot be carried over into the new calendar year.

Faculty, Academic Staff or Limited appointees must use the December 25, 2021 floating legal holiday by the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2022). If it is not used, it is lost and cannot be carried over into the new fiscal year.

Saturday, January 1, 2022 (New Year’s Day) will also be considered a floating legal holiday. Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees must use the January 1, 2022 floating legal holiday by June 30, 2022. University Staff employees must use the floating holiday between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

A floating legal holiday occurs when a legal holiday falls on a Saturday. An employee is granted eight hours of floating legal holiday (prorated, if part-time). When a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the legal holiday is observed, and the UW System is closed on the Monday following the legal holiday.

Find more information, including eligibility to be paid for a legal holiday, on the UW System Employee Benefits website.


Title: Deadlines for Using December 25, 2021, Floating Legal Holiday, updated 11/08/2021

Source: UW System Human Resources