Reminder: Use or Lose December 2017 Floating Legal Holidays

In December 2017 there are two floating holidays: Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24) and New Year’s Eve (Sunday, December 31). The floating holidays occur because the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve legal holidays are on a Sunday, and the following Mondays, Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1) are also legal holidays.

Using Floating Legal Holidays

For University Staff (paid bi-weekly), floating holiday time can be used any time during the calendar year in which it is earned, but must be used prior to December 31.

This means that the December 24 and December 31 floating holidays will need to be used before the end of the calendar year. The December 31 New Year’s Eve holiday will need to be used before December 31.

For Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees (paid monthly), floating holiday time can be used any time during the fiscal year in which it is earned, but must be used prior to June 30.

You must make sure you have enough hours in your legal holiday balance to account for the remaining 2017 legal holidays and floating holiday time.

To view your legal holiday balance, log in to the MyUW portal for UW System institutions or for UW-Madison. Launch the Time and Absence module. Choose the Leave Balances tab to view your balance.

This balance is also available on your Earnings Statement under Leave Balances.
If you have questions, contact your human resources office.

Source: UW Service Center

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