New Floating Holidays: Two Days
Two floating holidays (16 hours) will be awarded at the start of the calendar year for all employees currently eligible for Sandia holidays. If you are a part time employee, you will be awarded pro-rated hours based on your standard hours.
You can choose to recognize a day that is significant to you, maybe your birthday, or your niece’s adoption day, or another day that holds meaning to you, and/or that represents values important to you. It is your choice when to use these new Floating Holiday hours but follow your team’s standard time off procedure with your manager. If you are on an Alternative Work Schedule (AWS), you can also use Floating Holiday hours to supplement the additional hours needed on a Sandia observed holiday.
All employees may charge TRC 239 Floating Holiday in 1-hour increments.
If you are a non-exempt employee, know that usage of the Floating Holiday does not qualify for holiday pay, nor will it count as time worked.
At the end of the calendar year, any unused Floating Holiday hours will roll to your vacation balance and be subject to standard vacation cap rules.
Should you separate from Sandia, and have unused Floating Holiday time, the hours will be rolled to your vacation balance and paid out in your final paycheck, subject to standard vacation carryover and accrual rules. You cannot use the Floating Holiday to extend your separation date once notice has been provided, except for Retirement eligible exhaustion of paid leave, or if you are terminating due to exhausting your Sickness Absence benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
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