The university provides immediate accrual of paid leave to eligible employees including:
- 12 paid university holidays
- Annual vacation leave earned by employees in appointed positions of 50% or greater, except for athletic coaches and nine-month faculty. Sick leave earned by employees in appointed positions of 50% or greater for employee or family medical purposes
- Catastrophic leave is available for eligible employees when they or an immediate family member have a catastrophic illness or injury
- Parental leave is available for eligible employees to provide care and facilitate bonding in connection with the birth or adoption of a child, as well as to attend, participate or assist with children's educational activities for full-time, benefits-eligible employees.
The university also offers bereavement leave, court and jury leave, military leave, educational leave, and organ or bone marrow donation leave. See the Staff Handbook for additional information.
The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will observe the following holidays during the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020:
|1.||July 4, 2019||Independence Day|
|2.||September 2, 2019||Labor Day|
|3.||November 28, 2019||Thanksgiving Day|
|4.||November 29, 2019||Thanksgiving Holiday*|
|5.||December 24, 2019||Christmas Eve|
|6.||December 25, 2019||Christmas Day|
|7.||December 26, 2019||In lieu of Veteran's Day|
|8.||December 27, 2019||In lieu of employee's birthday|
|9.||December 30, 2019||Charged to annual leave|
|10.||December 31, 2019||Charged to annual leave|
|11.||January 1, 2020||New Year’s Day|
|12.||January 20, 2020||Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday|
|13.||March 27, 2020||Friday of Spring break, in lieu of Presidents' Day/Daisy Gatson Bates’ Day|
|14.||May 25, 2020||Memorial Day|
*If approved by Governor
When a holiday (except December 25) falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed; when December 25 falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is observed. When a holiday (except December 24) falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed.
All regular salaried and non-student extra help employees are eligible to receive holiday pay provided they are in paid status the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day after the holiday, in accordance with Arkansas Code Ann. §1-5-104.
Employees who work less than full-time may take the holiday at a rate proportionately equal to their time worked. For example, if an employee works half-time, a holiday would be granted equivalent to four (4) hours.
Revised June 17, 2019
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