The University of Kansas provides paid holidays to employees to help balance work and family responsibilities.
University Support Staff (USS), Unclassified Professional Staff (UPS), and fiscal year faculty and academic staff are eligible for paid holidays. Academic year faculty/academic staff, temporary employees (including students), and part-time employees who work irregular schedules are not eligible for paid holidays.
The table below provides the holiday schedule for the calendar years listed below.
|New Year's Day||Fri., Jan 1, 2021||Fri., December 31, 2021|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Mon., Jan 18, 2021||Mon., January 17, 2022|
|Memorial Day||Mon., May 31, 2021||Mon., May 30, 2022|
|Independence Day||Mon., July 5, 2021||Mon., July 4, 2022|
|Labor Day||Mon., Sept 6, 2021||Mon., September 5, 2022|
|Veterans Day||Thus., Nov 11, 2021||Fri., November 11, 2022|
|Thanksgiving||Thurs., Nov 25, 2021|
Fri., Nov 26, 2021
|Thurs., November 24, 2022|
Fri., November 25, 2022
|Christmas||Fri, Dec 24, 2021||Mon., December 26, 2022|
May be used starting Sun.,Dec. 27, 2020 through Thurs.,Dec. 25, 2021.
Please note that for most employees, the last day to use the 2021 Discretionary Day is 12/23/2021
since the officially observed Christmas Holiday falls on Friday, 12/24/2021
|May be used between Sun.,Dec. 26, 2021 and Sat.,Dec. 24, 2022.|
- When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday will be observed on either Friday or Monday, respectively.
- In certain circumstances, staff and fiscal year faculty/academic staff may be required to work on a holiday due to the needs of the department.
- To learn more about eligibility, compensation, and time reporting guidelines, please refer to the Holiday Policy.