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UW - WFSE AFSCME Council 28 Contract

Effective 7/1/15 - 6/30/17

Article 27 - Holidays

27.1 Holidays. The present holiday schedule includes the following eleven (11) days with pay.

Holidays are prorated for part-time employees.

*Employees who are employed four (4) months or more shall be entitled to a Personal Holiday during each calendar year. This day may be used in the same manner as any other holiday.

Use of the Personal Holiday shall be requested in writing. When the Holiday has been approved in advance and is later canceled by the University, the employee shall have the option of rescheduling the day. If the employee cannot be scheduled off, holiday premium pay will be paid. It is the employee's responsibility to schedule the Personal Holiday before December 31st. The Personal Holiday does not carry forward into the next year - if not requested it is forfeited.

The Employer may designate other days to be observed in lieu of the above holidays.

27.2 Holiday Premium Pay. Any employee required to work on a holiday shall receive their regular eight (8) hours of holiday pay (prorated for part-time) plus premium pay at time and one-half (1-1/2) for all hours worked on such holiday. Compensatory time may be granted in lieu of monetary payment.

27.3 Unpaid Holidays.
Leave without pay will be granted for a reason of faith or conscience for up to two (2) workdays per calendar year as provided below.

Unpaid Holidays for a Reason of Faith or Conscience

  1. Leave without pay will be granted for up to two (2) workdays per calendar year for a reason of faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church or religious organization. Leave without pay may only be denied if the employee's absence would impose an undue hardship on the Employer as defined by Chapter 82-56 WAC or the employee is necessary to maintain public safety.
  2. The Employer will allow an employee to use compensatory time, personal holiday or vacation leave in lieu of leave without pay. All requests to use compensatory time, personal holiday or vacation leave requests must indicate the leave is being used in lieu of leave without pay for a reason of faith or conscience. An employee's personal holiday must be used in full workday increments.
  3. An employee's seniority date, probationary period or trial service period will not be affected by leave without pay taken for a reason of faith or conscience.

Employees will only be required to identify that the request for leave is for a reason of faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

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