2023 - 2026 SCLEMA Memorandum of Understanding: Article 14: Holidays
What’s on this Page
- 14.1 Holidays
- 14.2 Holidays – Scheduled
- 14.3 Floating Holiday
- 14.4 Holiday – Day Observed
- 14.5 Holiday – Compensation for
- 14.9 Holidays – Compensation – Employees on Leave Without Pay
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.
14.2 Holidays - Scheduled
- New Year's Day, January 1*
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday, the third Monday in January
- Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12*
- President’s Day, the third Monday in February
- Cesar Chavez Day, March 31*
- Memorial Day, the last Monday in May
- Independence Day, July 4th*
- Labor Day, the first Monday in September
- Veteran’s Day, November 11*
- Thanksgiving Day, as designated by the President*
- The day following Thanksgiving Day*
- Christmas Day, December 25*
- Each day appointed by the Governor of the State of California and formally recognized by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma as a day of mourning, thanksgiving or special observance.
* Date Specific Holidays
14.3 Floating Holiday
Each regular, full-time employee will be granted eight floating holiday hours effective the first pay period of each year. The employee must be in paid status on the employee’s regularly scheduled workdays before and after using 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 designee. The floating holiday hours must be taken before the last full pay period of the year, and will not be carried over into the next year. Further, there will be no cash out of floating holiday hours. Floating holiday hours must be taken in no less than 1/10 of an hour increments. Each part-time employee shall be entitled to a prorated number of hours based on allocated FTE at the time of the annual allocation.
Elimination of Floating Holiday
Effective January 1, 2024, section 14.3 “Holidays- Floating”, shall sunset.
14.4 Holiday - Day Observed
If a date specific scheduled holiday listed in Section 14.2 falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the County observed holiday. If a date specific holiday listed in Section 14.2 falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be the County observed holiday. All other date specific holidays shall be observed on the date specified in Article 14.2.
14.5 Holiday - Compensation for
For the purpose of this Article 14, holiday pay is defined as eight hours of pay or compensatory time at the employee’s base hourly rate, excluding shift differential, premium pays, or other specialty pays as may be authorized by this Memorandum of Understanding. This holiday benefit shall be reduced proportionally by any unpaid time in the pay period in which the holiday falls.
A full-time employee whose assigned work schedule does not include either 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 within eleven months following the holiday.
An employee who must occupy a fixed-post position that requires staffing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year, who is required to work on an observed holiday (Article 14.2), and such employee actually works on that observed holiday, shall receive the employee’s regular pay for that work day plus eight (8) hours of compensatory time to be taken off at a future date mutually agreeable to the employee and the employee’s supervisor. A part-time employee whose regular and assigned work schedule requires the employee to work on an observed holiday (Article 14.2) and such part-time employee actually works on that observed holiday shall receive the employee’s regular pay for that work day plus the appropriate pro-ration of compensatory time (Article 14.7) to be taken off at a future date mutually agreeable to the employee and the employee’s supervisor. If a full-time or part-time employee whose regular and assigned work schedule would require the employee to work on an observed holiday, but the employee is authorized to be off-duty on that day, then such employee shall be paid eight (8) hours holiday pay or the appropriate pro-ration for a part-time employee; in the case of a 4/10 employee, the employee would also be paid for two (2) hours of sick leave, if authorized, or two (2) hours of vacation or compensatory time, if authorized. A part-time employee in this same circumstance would receive the appropriate pro-ration of sick leave, vacation or compensatory time as appropriate.
Any part-time employee shall, for each holiday in the pay period, receive holiday pay or compensatory time off equivalent to 1/10 of an 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) exceeds the hours regularly scheduled to be worked, the employee shall receive holiday pay equivalent to 1/10 of an hour for each hour in paid status (excluding the holiday benefit). This holiday pay shall not exceed eight (8) hours for each holiday.
14.9 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 paid status.