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Holiday Schedule and Vacation Regulations for 2011-2012

Under state guidelines, 13 holidays will be observed for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The state does not recognize holidays that fall on a weekend. The following dates will be observed at The University of Texas at Arlington.

HolidayDateDay of Week
Labor Day September 5, 2011 Monday
Thanksgiving November 24-25, 2011 Thursday-Friday
Christmas Holiday December 23, 2011 Friday
Christmas Holiday December 26-30, 2011 Monday-Friday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16, 2012 Monday
Spring Break March 16, 2012 Friday
Memorial Day
May 28, 2012
Independence Day
July 4, 2012 Wednesday

An employee who wishes to observe a religious holiday(s) may do so in lieu of any holiday(s) for which the employee serves as a member of the skeleton workforce required by statute or by taking a vacation day. Employees who wish to substitute a holiday should obtain their supervisor's approval as soon as possible.

There are varying skeleton workforce requirements for each holiday. Skeleton workforce requirements in the Office of Facilities Management, Police Department, Telecommunications, Housing, and the Library and leave approvals will be set by the appropriate director.

Inquiries regarding the holiday schedule should be directed to Eunice Currie, Assistant VIce President for Human Resources at or extension 2-7091.

Vacation Regulations

The vacation accrual rates and maximum carry forward rates are now set by statute. The accrual rates and carry forward amounts for a full time employee are as follows:

Employees with Total State Employment OfHours Accrued per MonthDays Accrued Per YearMax Hours to Carry Forward Year-to-Year
0 - 24 months 8 12 180
25 - 60 months 9 13.5 244
61 - 120 months 10 15 268
121 - 180 months 11 16.5 292
181 - 240 months 13 19.5 340
241 - 300 months 15 22.5 388
301 - 360 months 17 25.5 436
361 - 420 months 19 28.5 484
421 - or more 21 31.5 532

Although all employees are encouraged to utilize vacation in the year accrued, employees may carry forward unused vacation from one fiscal year to the next. The schedule presented above indicates the maximum authorized carry forward. Regular employees who are less than full-time will accrue vacation on a proportionate basis, and the maximum hours to carry forward will also be proportionate.

An employee will earn vacation entitlement beginning on the first day of employment with the State and terminating on the last day of duty. Credit for one month's accrual will be given for each month or fraction of the month of employment with the State. Vacation with pay may not be granted until the employee has had continuous employment with the State for six (6) months, although credit will be accrued during that period.

Inquiries regarding vacation regulations should be directed to Eunice Currie, Assistant VIce President for Human Resources at or extension 2-7091.