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Eligible Holidays

Regular full-time employees are eligible for the holidays below. Regular part-time employees who work at least twenty (20) hours per week are entitled to prorated holidays.

Iona College observes the following paid holidays annually (unless they fall on a weekend): New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Presidents Day, Easter Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Holidays, Christmas Holidays.

The approved holiday schedule to date is as follows:



Labor Day September 5, 2016
Columbus Day October 10, 2016
Veterans Day November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day November 23, 24 & 25, 2016
Christmas Recess December 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
January 2




Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16, 2017
Presidents Day February 20, 2017
St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2017
Easter Recess April 13, 14 & 17, 2017
Memorial Day May 29, 2017
Independence Day July 4, 2017

In order to receive holiday pay you must report for work on your scheduled day before and after the holiday.


When a holiday falls within an employee's vacation, the day will be re-scheduled or added to the vacation period.

If you are scheduled to work on a holiday you will usually be given an alternate day off with straight time pay within the same bi-weekly pay period. If your supervisor cannot schedule you off within the same pay period, you may elect to receive the holiday as straight time pay.