Williams College Employee Handbook
College Holiday Policy
Staff in regular or term positions working at least half-time are eligible for paid holidays.
Staff in Dining Services, Health Center, Library, Heating Plant, Children's Center and Security should contact their supervisors about the specific holidays taken in their departments.
You can add the Williams College Holidays Calendar to your Google Calendar - just click on the bottom right when viewing the calendar.
The College recognizes the following holidays:
2014 - 2015
Friday, July 4, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Thanksgiving and the day after
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, 2014
Christmas Eve and Day
Wednesday & Thursday, December 24 & 25, 2014
|**||Staff Winter Break||Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 26, 29, 30 & 31, 2014|
New Year's Day
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
The College provides one floating holiday that may be used at the employee's discretion. It will not carry forward into the next fiscal year and is forfeited if unused. Use of this holiday should be arranged in advance.
*The College is officially closed on these days and only essential services are maintained. Employees required to work during these holidays will receive premium pay (straight time plus time and one-half for hours worked).
**The College remains in operation during these holidays, but administrative offices may close or curtail services. Employees working during these holidays will receive an alternate day off to be taken within the fiscal year.
Holidays falling on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday. Holidays that fall on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday. Holidays that fall during an employee's vacation will be treated as a holiday.
If Christmas falls on:
Holiday is observed on:
Friday and Monday
Monday or Tuesday
Monday and Tuesday
Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday, Friday or Saturday
Thursday and Friday