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State Holidays

​​2023​ Holiday Dates

  • Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day (Observed)**​
  • Monday, January 16​ Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20​ Presidents’ Day
  • Fri​day, March 31 Cesar Chavez Day
  • Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4 Labor Day
  • Friday, November 10 Veterans Day (Observed)**
  • Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24 Day after Thanksgiving
  • Monday, 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. When November 11 falls upon a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed. ​

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.

In addition to the above state paid holiday, effective January 1, 2023, the Governor proclaimed the following holidays, which may be taken in lieu of receiving a personal holiday.

  • ​Sunday, January 22 Lunar New Year
  • Monday, April 24 Genocide Remembrance Day​
  • Monday, June 19​ Juneteenth​
  • Friday, September 22​ Native American Day​

​​​​Employee Designation:  Manager, Supervisor, Confidential, and Excluded

References:  Govt. Code 19853 and 19854​

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