Georgia College observes twelve paid holidays each year. Holidays shall be awarded in addition to earned vacation time to regular employees working one-half time or more. Employees working less than full-time shall receive holiday pay equivalent to the work commitment. Temporary employees will not be paid for holidays. The University publishes a schedule of holidays each year.
If a holiday should fall on a day not normally scheduled as a workday for an employee, the employee will be granted another day as the holiday.
Holiday pay for non-exempt employees who are required to work on a holiday shall be paid (in addition to pay for his/her regular holiday leave) at one time his/her regular rate of pay for each hour of work performed on such holiday, or a total of two times base pay.
In order to receive holiday pay, an employee must work on the last day before the holiday and on the first work day after the holiday, unless the employee is ill or excused in advance. The supervisor may require proof of illness.
A terminating employee will not be paid for any official holiday occurring after the last working day of employment. Any employee on approved leave without pay will not be paid for an official holiday. In the case of retirement or inter-institutional transfer, employees will receive pay for holidays occurring at the end of their final month of employment if in a paid status (work time, annual leave, sick leave, or other paid leave) on the last scheduled work day of the month.