The 2023 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. This list applies to employees NOT covered by collective bargaining. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining are referred to their Collective Bargaining Agreement for a list of paid holidays. Link to 2024 Holiday Schedule.
|HOLIDAY||DAY, DATE OBSERVED|
|New Year's Day||Monday, January 2, 2023*|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 16, 2023|
|Washington's Birthday/President's Day||Monday, February 20, 2023|
|Patriot's Day||Monday, April 17, 2023|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29, 2023|
|Juneteenth||Monday, June 19, 2023|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4, 2023|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4, 2023|
|Indigenous Peoples Day||Monday, October 9, 2023|
|Veterans Day||Friday, November 10, 2023*|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23, 2023|
|Thanksgiving Friday||Friday, November 24, 2023|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25, 2023|
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, of State of Maine Civil Service Rules.
*For 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 2022, New Year’s Day (January 1) falls on a Saturday and will be observed on Friday, December 31, 2021; Juneteenth (June 19th) falls on a Sunday and will be observed on Monday, June 20, 2022; and Christmas Day (December 25) falls on Sunday and will be observed on Monday, December 26, 2022.