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Skidmore Employee Benefits Summary


The College provides holiday pay to eligible employees for the following days:

  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving     
  • Christmas Eve day
  • Christmas Day 
  • New Year’s Eve day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Floating holiday

Three days between Christmas and New Year’s are normally included in the holidays. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is normally considered as the holiday. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is normally considered as the holiday. The exact dates for holidays can be located at the following on the HR website.

The College provides paid holiday leave to full-time non-union employees appointed to a twelve- month position based on the above holiday schedule as follows:

35-hour work week 40-hour work week
98 annual hours  112 annual hours


As holidays are changed at the College, the annual holiday hours will be appropriately adjusted. Employees hired in nine, ten, or eleven-month positions are eligible for holidays occurring in their appointment schedule.

If an exempt employee  works on a designated holiday, that person may choose another day off within the same fiscal year (June 1–May 31). All non-union, non-exempt  employees required by their supervisor to work on a holiday that is set forth on the above holiday schedule above will receive 1.5 times their regular rate for working that day plus either a floating holiday or paid the additional 7 or 8 hours for the day itself. All floating holidays must be taken by May 31 each year or forfeited.

Full-time, non-exempt  employees who are “flexing hours” in the summer months may submit hours for holiday pay at the hours they are scheduled to work that day. However, the total holiday hours taken will be subtracted from the annual hours above. The employee will also have the option, with the agreement of their supervisor, to work a five-day work schedule during a holiday week at their regular 7- or 8-hour day.

Who is eligible for paid holidays?

Regular full-time exempt employees  and non-exempt employees , and temporary full-time exempt and non-exempt employees who are hired into a nine- to twelve-month position are eligible for paid holidays as of date of hire. After one year of employment, regular part-time exempt and non-exempt staff and employees in shared positions are eligible for paid prorated holidays based on their regular scheduled hours provided they are normally scheduled to work on a designated holiday. Part time, temporary employees are not eligible for paid holidays.