Holidays and Winter Closure

CUC observes the following as paid holidays for eligible employees:

January 2017 – December 2017

Holiday Day Date
New Year’s Day Monday January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 16
Cesar Chavez Day Friday March 31
Memorial Day Monday May 29
Independence Day Tuesday July 4
Labor Day Monday September 4
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23
Friday after Thanksgiving Friday November 24
Winter Holiday (Christmas Eve, observed) Monday December 25
Winter Holiday (Christmas Day, observed)* Tuesday December 26

*CUC winter closure days for 2017 will be Wednesday, December 27 through Friday, December 29, 2017. CUC offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.


  • If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is normally observed on the preceding Friday.
  • If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is normally observed on the following Monday.

To be eligible for holiday pay you must be in working/paid status the last scheduled workday before, and the first scheduled workday immediately after the holiday. Should non-exempt employees have to work on any of the holidays listed above, they will be given alternative time off at the rate of 1 ½ hours for each holiday hour worked. This time must be used prior to the end of the next pay period and approved by the supervisor. If such time off cannot be granted, you will be paid time-and-a-half for the holiday hours worked in addition to your holiday pay. Exempt employees who are required to work on a holiday receive an alternative day off.

Last updated: 1/5/2017 7:04:11 PM