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State Holidays

2021 Holiday Dates

  • Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 15 Presidents’ Day
  • Wednesday, March 31 Cesar Chavez Day
  • Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 5 Independence Day**
  • Monday, September 6 Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 26 Day after Thanksgiving
  • Saturday, December 25 Christmas Day*

*When a holiday falls on a Saturday, employees shall receive holiday credit.

 **When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following Monday.

In addition to the holidays listed, excluded employees receive one personal holiday per fiscal year.

To be eligible for a personal holiday, an employee must be: (a) appointed to a class that requires a probationary period; (b) appointed to an exempt position where leave credits are earned; or (c) appointed to a Career Executive Assignment (CEA) position for more than six months.  Once eligible employees complete six months of their initial probationary period, they are credited with a personal holiday for the current fiscal year.  Thereafter, the personal holiday is credited on July 1 of each year.

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