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This page is expiring on September 30, 2020. You may find information from this webpage here: https://uwservice.wisconsin.edu/calendars-schedules/legal-holidays/

The University of Wisconsin System grants nine paid legal holidays per year to eligible employees, (View the UW System Policy here). On these dates, the UW-La Crosse campus will be closed and only essential personnel will be expected to report to work.

Christmas Eve  Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day  Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Tuesday, December 31, 2019
New Year's Day  Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 20, 2020
Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day Saturday, July 4, 2020*
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31, 2020
New Year's Day Friday, January 1, 2021

*When a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the employee is granted eight hours of floating legal holiday (prorated, if part-time).

Legal Holiday Eligibility

Employees who have a 10-, 11-, or 12-month faculty, academic staff, limited, or university staff appointments and meet the eligibility criteria to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) are eligible for legal holiday.

For FA/AS/LI appointments, 72 legal holiday hours (prorated by appointment percentage) are appointed at the beginning of each fiscal year. For University staff appointments, 72 legal holiday hours (prorated by appointment percentage) are appointed at the beginning of each calendar year.

Employees must be in pay status the day prior to or following the observed holiday in order to earn the holiday hours and be eligible to use them.

Legal Holiday Reporting

Employees should follow the instructions for their appointment type to report legal holiday hours used.