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Holidays

The University of California recognizes 13 paid holidays:

January 1

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Presidents Day

Academic Holiday

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

Holidays are paid proportionally, for employees working half-time or more in the month. Sick and vacation leave also accrue proportionally. For all employees, sick leave accruals range from 4 hours (for half-timers) to 8 hours (for full-timers) monthly. Vacation leave accrues at a rate based on your personnel series or labor agreement, the proportion of the full-time month that you work and, for non-academic employees, also on length of UC and some California state service. Each month or twice a month if you are bi-weekly paid, you will need to report leave activity in CalTime and you can also check your leave balance there. Most new staff employees may not use accruing vacation leave for their first six months. Afterward, vacation leave may be used with supervisory approval as accrued, and may accumulate to a maximum of two years' full-time accumulation. Beyond the two year accumulation you forfeit further accruals.

Sick leave may accrue indefinitely: upon retirement, unused sick leave will increase service credit, enhancing your monthly retirement income.

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