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State Government Holidays
2015 Holiday Schedule
The 2015 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. The 2016 Holiday Schedule is also available.
|HOLIDAY||DAY, DATE OBSERVED|
|New Year's Day||Thursday, January 1, 2015|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 19, 2015|
|Washington's Birthday/President's Day||Monday, February 16, 2015|
|Patriot's Day||Monday, April 20, 2015|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25, 2015|
|Independence Day||Friday, July 3, 2015*|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7, 2015|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 12, 2015|
|Veterans' Day||Wednesday, November 11, 2015|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 26, 2015|
|Thanksgiving Friday||Friday, November 27, 2015|
|Christmas Day||Friday, December 25, 2015|
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.
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, ofState of Maine Civil Service Rules.
For Maine State Government, holidays that fall on Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday, and holidays that fall on Sunday are observed on the following Monday. For calendar year 2015, Independence Day (July 4) falls on a Saturday and will be observed on Friday, July 3, 2015.