2018 - 2019 Local 39Memorandum of Understanding: Article 10: Holidays
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- 10.1 Holidays – Paid
- 10.2 Elimination Of Floating Holidays And Holiday Eve Hours
- 10.3 Holidays – Observed
- 10.4 Holidays – Compensation Full-Time Employees
- 10.5 Holidays – Compensation – Employees on Leave Without Pay
- 10.6 Holidays – Compensation Part-Time Employee
- 10.7 Floating Holiday
10.1 Holidays – Paid
The County shall provide full-time and part-time County employees the following paid holidays provided that the employee is in paid status on the employee's regularly scheduled workdays before and after the holiday. All holidays shall be reduced proportionately by any unpaid time in the pay period in which it is earned.
- New Year's Day, January 1st *
- Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, the third Monday in January
- Lincoln's Birthday, February 12th *
- President's Day, the third Monday in February
- Cesar Chavez Day, March 31st *
- Memorial Day, the last Monday in May
- Independence Day, July 4th *
- Labor Day, the first Monday in September
- Veteran's Day, November 11th *
- Thanksgiving Day, as designated by the President
- The day following Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day, December 25th *
- Each day appointed by the Governor of the State of California and formally recognized by the Board of Supervisors of Sonoma County as a day of mourning, thanksgiving, or special observance.
*Date Specific Holidays
10.2 Elimination Of Floating Holidays And Holiday Eve Hours
The entitlement to and accrual of floating holiday and holiday eve hours is eliminated effective June 30, 2013. Hours accrued prior to the elimination of floating holiday hours and holiday eve hours will remain in the Compensatory Bank, and may be taken as time off on a day mutually agreeable to the employee and the Department Head and may not be cashed out. Only an employee who is separated from County service shall be entitled to payment for any remaining hours with the Compensatory Bank at the employee's base hourly rate at the time of the employee’s separation.
10.3 Holidays – Observed
If a date-specific holiday listed in Section 10.1 falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the County observed holiday. If a date-specific holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be the County observed holiday. All date-specific holidays listed in Section 10.1 shall be observed on the date specified in Section 10.1.
10.4 Holidays – Compensation Full-Time Employees
A full-time employee whose assigned work schedule does not include the date-specific holiday or the observed holiday, shall observe the holiday (and not work) on one of the employee’s regularly scheduled work days during the same pay period as the County observed holiday or during the pay period immediately preceding or following the same pay period as the County observed holiday. All other full-time employees whose regular assigned work schedule includes the date-specific holiday or the observed holiday shall receive their regular eight (8) hours pay at their base hourly rate of pay. The County shall pay an employee who actually works on either the date-specific holiday or the County observed holiday listed in Section 10.1 at the overtime rate. The County shall compensate an employee who works on both the date-specific holiday and the County observed holiday listed in Section 10.1 at the overtime rate for one holiday and at straight time based on the employee’s base hourly rate of pay for the other holiday. Unless required by law, only one day shall be paid at the overtime rate of pay.
10.5 Holidays – Compensation – Employees on Leave Without Pay
An employee on leave without pay who has paid leave remaining (including vacation, sick leave, or compensatory time), shall not be permitted to use that paid leave to demonstrate that the employee was in paid status on the employee's regularly scheduled workdays before and after the holiday as required by Section 10.1.
10.6 Holidays – Compensation Part-Time Employee
For each holiday listed in Section 10.1, each part-time employee shall receive holiday pay equivalent to 1/10th of an hour for each hour regularly scheduled to be worked based on the employee's ongoing work schedule. If the employee's total hours in paid status (excluding the holiday benefit) exceed the hours regularly scheduled to be worked, the employee shall receive holiday pay equivalent to 1/10th of an hour for each hour in paid status (excluding the holiday benefit). This holiday pay shall not exceed eight hours for each holiday nor, for a part-time employee, be less than 3.2 hours for each holiday in the pay period.
10.7 Floating Holiday
Each bargaining unit member will be granted eight floating holiday hours each calendar year, provided the employee is in paid status on the employee’s regularly scheduled workdays before and after the floating holiday. The timing of the employee’s use of the floating holiday shall be subject to advance approval of the Department Head or his designee. The floating holiday hours may be taken at any time during the calendar year, but may not be carried over into the next calendar year. Further, there will be no cash out of floating holiday hours. Floating holiday hours must be taken in no less than 1/10th of an hour increments.