Human Resources

Staff Policies

VIII. Time Off/Leaves of Absence

C. Holidays

Reed College reserves the right to change, terminate or otherwise modify any or all provisions of the following benefits at any time and for any reason.


All regular full-time and regular part-time employees. Union employees must refer to their union contract.

The program:

Seven holidays are regularly observed by the college. These are:

New Years Day Labor Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Christmas Day
4th of July

In some years, the academic calendar will require that the MLK holiday be celebrated on his actual birthday rather than on the day of the federal holiday. 

Regular part-time employees are eligible for holiday pay if the employee is regularly scheduled to work on the day of the holiday. The employee is paid for the hours regularly worked on the day of the holiday. 

An employee on unpaid leave, including time loss under worker's compensation, does not receive holiday pay. 

Non-exempt employees who work on a day that falls on a designated holiday receive their regular pay, plus pay for the holiday (double time). Non-exempt employees required to work overtime hours on a holiday receive one-and-a-half times their regular pay for overtime hours, plus holiday pay (double time-and-one-half). All calculations for overtime, double time, and double time and a half on holidays will be based on actual hours worked on the holiday.

The start of a work shift determines pay status for purposes of holiday pay.

last revised: 2/13/2012

last reviewed: 2/13/2012

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