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The following is a list of the 2016 state holidays and the dates on which they are observed:
|New Year’s Day||Friday||January 1, 2016|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday||January 18, 2016|
|Good Friday||Friday||March 25, 2016|
|Primary Election Day||Tuesday||May 3, 2016|
|Memorial Day||Monday||May 30, 2016|
|Independence Day||Monday||July 4, 2016|
|Labor Day||Monday||September 5, 2016|
|Columbus Day||Monday||October 10, 2016|
|General Election Day||Tuesday||November 8, 2016|
|Veterans Day||Friday||November 11, 2016|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday||November 24, 2016|
|Lincoln's Birthday||Friday||November 25, 2016|
|Washington's Birthday||Friday||December 23, 2016|
|Christmas Day||Sunday||December 25, 2016**|
|Christmas Day||Monday||December 26, 2016*|
* Operations regularly scheduled Monday – Friday.
** Operations regularly scheduled on Saturday/Sunday.
All full-time, part-time and hourly employees occupying permanent positions must be compensated for all holidays listed above. To be eligible for compensation, the employee must be in pay status during the week in which the holiday is observed. Employees are not compensated for holidays which are observed prior to the first workday of employment or for holidays which are observed after their last workday of employment. Full-time, part-time or hourly employees occupying permanent positions who are not scheduled to work on the dates listed above, and who do not work, shall receive holiday pay equal to one-tenth of their base bi-weekly salary. Employees occupying permanent full-time, part-time or hourly positions who do work on the holiday are entitled to payment for the hours worked and to the option of either payment equal to one-tenth of their base bi-weekly salary or compensatory time off for the holiday at the employee's discretion. Intermittent and temporary employees shall not receive holiday pay. Intermittent and temporary employees who work on a date indicated above will be paid for the hours worked.