Release date: 10/16/00
Revision 1: 11/22/04
Revision 2: 10/27/05
Revision 3: 2/15/22
The purpose of this section is to set out the rules and procedures for vacation time and compensation.
1.1 It is the policy of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) that paid holidays be designated each year for regular full-time non-tuition workers. The CNM Board of Directors annually adopts the Official College Calendar, which lists the holidays observed by the College.
1.2 A collective agreement may override this policy. Contact Human Resources to identify employee classifications covered by an approved collective agreement.
2. Holidays observed
2.1 The College generally observes the following public holidays:
2.1.1 Martin Luther King Day – March 3approx Monday in January
2.1.2 Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
2.1.3 June 16 – June 19
2.1.4 Independence Day – July 4th
2.1.5 Labor Day – 1St Monday in September
2.1.6 Thanksgiving Day – 4thth Thursday in November
2.1.7 Day after Thanksgiving 4thth Friday in November
2.1.8 Specific winter holiday days are determined each year by the Board.
2.2 The public holiday is observed on the specified calendar day, with the following exceptions for employees working from Monday to Friday:
2.2.1 If a public holiday falls on a Saturday, it is normally observed on the Friday before it.
2.2.2 If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, it is normally observed on the following Monday.
3. Eligible Employees
3.1 All regular full-time employees without a teaching assignment are entitled to vacation pay. The applicable contract language for holiday pay applies to employees who are subject to a collective agreement.
3.1.1 To be entitled to holiday pay, an employee must be in full-time employment or on approved paid leave status on the last regular day of work before the holiday and the first regular day of work immediately after the holiday. (This requirement does not apply to workers who retire during the vacation period. For example, a retiring worker whose separation date from CNM is December 31 is entitled to winter vacation pay through December 31, even though the person did not work on the last regular working day before the public holiday or the first regular working day after the public holiday).
3.1.2 Employees who would otherwise be eligible but are on unpaid leave that does not involve an FMLA, worker’s compensation leave or disciplinary suspension are not entitled to payment for recognized leave.
3.1.3 Eligible employees who are on holiday during a recognized holiday, the day will be treated as a paid holiday and may be substituted for the holiday with one day of annual holiday unless the holiday falls on a normally unscheduled working day.
3.2 Teaching staff will be paid their normal salary if the College closes for a public holiday on a teaching day.
4. Ineligible Employees
4.1 Salaried employees, non-teaching employees, temporary workers and casual workers do not receive holiday pay.
4.1.1 Employees not entitled to holiday pay who have to work on a holiday will be paid double and half for the hours worked on the holiday.
5. Shift Assignment
5.1 For workers working shifts that include midnight on their shift, the holiday is the regular shift time, commencing at the start time of the shift on the calendar day considered a holiday, not exceeding a period of eight hours.
6. Holiday observed on a normal non-working day
6.1 If a public holiday falls on an employee’s regular non-working day, holiday will normally be granted on the working day immediately before or immediately after the employee’s regular non-working day.
6.1.1 If an alternative day off cannot be granted during the working week, the employee will be paid for the holiday and will be allowed an hour and a half for all hours worked in excess of 40 in the working week to include the hours of holiday.
6.2 For employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the applicable contract language applies with regard to vacation.
7. Holiday Compensation
7.1 Employees who are entitled to holiday pay will be paid eight (8) hours of holiday. Employees working longer shifts must take annual leave, personal leave or unpaid leave for a period exceeding 8 hours.
7.2 Eligible employees will receive their current holiday pay, except as follows:
7.2.1 Salaried employees Full-time employees who have to work on public holidays receive one and a half times their regular pay for all hours worked on public holidays plus vacation pay equal to their regular pay for eight hours.
7.3 Teachers do not receive holiday pay. They receive their normal salary if the college closes for a public holiday on a class day.
7.4 Full-time employees who are required to work on holiday will not receive additional holiday pay.
Board Manual – School Year
Employee Handbook 8.12, Holidays