Holidays for nurses in the bargaining unit shall be as designated by the University of Washington and approved by the State of Washington for classified employees of the University including University of Washington Medical Center. The designated holidays are observed as shown on the University's staff holiday schedule:
The Employer may designate other days to be observed in lieu of the above holidays.
A Registered Nurse who is required to work a designated holiday or a portion thereof qualifies for holiday premium pay. When full-time employees work on a designated holiday, they shall receive their regular eight hours of pay plus premium/differential pay at time and one-half for all hours worked on such holiday. Holiday Compensatory time will be paid out annually on September 30th. Holiday Compensatory time may be paid later with advanced approval from Human Resources.
When employees working less than a full-time schedule work on a designated holiday, they shall receive their regular holiday pay on the same pro rata basis that their monthly schedule bears to a full-time schedule, plus premium pay at time and one-half for all hours worked on such holiday.
The institution in lieu of monetary payment may grant Holiday Compensatory time off for full-time and part-time RNs.
The University of Washington designated holiday schedule will apply to nurses normally having holidays off who are assigned to fixed Monday through Friday work patterns. If required to work on the designated holiday, holiday pay will apply to the shifts in which the majority of hours occur on the designated holiday.
Nurses who are assigned to other work patterns normally including holidays will receive holiday pay for the shifts on which the majority of hours occur on the actual holiday, e.g., Christmas is December 25; New Year's, January 1; Veteran's Day, November 11 regardless of the day of the week or designated University of Washington holiday.
Nurses must be in pay status for at least four (4) hours of their last scheduled work day preceding the holiday in order to be paid for the holiday. When the RN's unit can accommodate, the manager or designee may approve the use of voluntary leave without pay for the partial shift without loss of the holiday benefit.
12.1.1 Personal Holiday.
- Each employee may request one personal holiday each calendar year and the Manager must grant this day, provided:
- The employee has been continuously employed by the institution for more than four months;
- The employee has made the request in accordance with the department scheduling guidelines; however, the employee and the supervisor may agree upon an earlier date; and
- The number of employees selecting a particular day off does not prevent providing continued public service.
- Entitlement to the holiday will not lapse when denied under (1)(c) above.
- Full-time employees shall receive eight hours of regular holiday pay for the personal holiday. Any differences between the scheduled shift for the day and eight hours may be adjusted by use of vacation leave, use or accumulation of compensatory time as appropriate, or leave without pay.
- Part-time classified employees shall be entitled to the number of paid hours on a personal holiday that are pro-rated to their FTE.
12.2 Vacation Leave.
The vacation accrual schedule for employees in the bargaining unit shall be as follows:
12.3 Vacation Leave - Use.
The time frames for submission of requests contained in (1) and (2) above do not preclude nurses from submitting requests after the deadline; however, late requests will be considered after those that are timely submitted in accordance with the unit's scheduling guidelines.
In the event multiple requests for the same period cannot be granted and cannot be resolved among the nurses involved, unit needs or seniority as calculated for transfer will be used as the determining factor.
12.4 Vacation Leave--Accumulation-Excess.
A RN may accumulate a vacation balance that normally shall not exceed two hundred forty (240) hours. A RN may elect to accrue in excess of two hundred forty (240) hours provided:
12.5 Vacation Leave - Cash Payment.
RNs who have completed six continuous months of employment and who separate from service by resignation, layoff, dismissal, retirement or death are entitled to a lump sum cash payment for all unused vacation leave. Vacation leave payable under section 12.4 and this section shall be computed at the RN's regular rate of pay and paid as prescribed by the Office of Financial Management. No contributions are to be made to the Department of Retirement systems for lump sum payment of excess vacation leave accumulated 12.5, nor shall such payment be reported to the Department of Retirement Systems as compensation.