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Classified employees: July 4th is a floating holiday

Classified employees’ July 4th Holiday: July 4, 2009 is a floating holiday. A floating holiday occurs when a holiday falls on a Saturday or when a holiday falls on a Sunday followed by a Monday holiday. It can be used anytime during 2009 and must be used by the end of the calendar year.

Employees should report usage of the hours on their time sheet in the legal holiday column. Use of the floating holiday hours must be entered on your Classified Absence Reports with an “LH” code, i.e. usage will not be assumed in the pay period when the holiday occurs. The usage will be carried as a negative balance on the employee’s earnings statement until the legal holiday actually occurs in July. If an employee uses the floating holiday and terminates prior to earning it, a negative balance will result and will need to be repaid by the employee.

Hours worked on July 4 will need to be paid at time and one-half (CK or OK code). Legal holiday time will not be deferred as the employee receives the floating holiday to use at another time.

Questions can be directed to Lynn Martinsen at 262-2134 or lmartinsen@cals.wisc.edu.

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