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Additional half-day 'floating' holiday will be provided for WVU leave-eligible employees

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Earlier this week, Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order declaring an official half-holiday on Tuesday, Dec. 24, for State employees. And since WVU already observes Dec. 24 as a holiday, the University has modified its holiday calendar to include an additional 3.75 hour “floating” holiday (pro-rated by FTE) for leave-eligible employees, effective Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Beginning Jan. 2, 2020, leave-eligible employees at all WVU’s campuses may request approval to use the floating holiday time – or any portion of it – through the MyTime leave system.

To qualify for the floating holiday hours, employees must:

  • Be leave-eligible and on WVU payroll on Jan. 2, 2020; and
  • either work their full shift or have enough paid leave (SL, AL, CTO) to cover any amount of time absent on the working day prior to and immediately following Jan. 2, 2020.

Note: The floating holiday hours will not be visible or available in the MyTime leave system until Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Further, employees using terminal leave on Jan. 2, 2020, will not be eligible for the floating holiday hours.

The floating holiday hours may be used any time between Jan. 2, 2020, and June 30, 2020. Floating holiday hours will not be paid out upon termination and are not eligible for transfer to another State agency. Any floating holiday hours not used by June 30, 2020, will be forfeited.

For more information, please reference BOG Talent and Culture Rule 3.6 - Holidays or the Guidelines for Handling and Processing Compensation for Working on a Holiday.

Floating holiday hours will be provided to WVU Research Corporation (WVURC) employees. Additional information will be shared with WVURC employees and supervisors soon.

If you have any questions, contact Employee Relations at