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DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Bureau of Human Resources
August 11, 2003

HUMAN RESOURCES MEMORANDUM 9-03

TO: Agency/Department Heads and Human Resource Representatives
SUBJECT: 2004 Holiday Schedule for State Agency Employees Not Covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement



The 2004 Holiday Schedule is issued under the provisions of Chapter 11 of the State of Maine Civil Service Rules and the Benefit Package for Confidential Employees.
HOLIDAY DAY/DATE OBSERVED
New Year’s Day Thursday, January 1, 2004
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 19, 2004
Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) Monday, February 16, 2004
Patriots’ Day Monday, April 19, 2004
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 20041
Independence Day Monday, July 5, 20042
Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2004
Columbus Day Monday, October 11, 2004
Veterans’ Day Thursday, November 11, 2004
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2004
Thanksgiving Friday Friday, November 26, 2004
Christmas Day Friday, December 24, 20042

To be eligible for holiday pay, employee must be in pay status on the normal workday immediately preceding and the normal workday immediately following the day and date on which the holiday is observed.

1Will change to May 30 if so designated by the federal government.

2For Maine State Government, holidays that fall on Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday, holidays that fall on Sunday are observed on the following Monday.  For calendar year 2004, Independence Day (July 4) falls on a Sunday and will be observed on Monday, July 5; Christmas Day (December 25) falls on a Saturday and will be observed on Friday, December 24.

An employee who is required to work on any of these days will be granted compensatory time off at the mutual convenience of the employer and employee. If the holiday falls on a normal day off, an alternative compensatory day will be granted. Cash payments shall be made only in the instance of departmental policy established in conformance with Chapter 11, Section 1, of State of Maine Civil Service Rules.


S/ Donald A. Wills
Donald A. Wills, Director
Bureau of Human Resources