2014 Calendar of Legal Holidays for State Employees
in the Classified Service of the Executive Branch

The following information is issued by the Attendance and Leave Unit of the Division of Staffing Services and applies only to classified service employees in the Executive Branch who are subject to the Attendance Rules for Employees in New York State Departments and Institutions. For further information, please contact the Attendance and Leave Unit at (518) 457-2295.

Legal holidays listed are those contained in New York State’s General Construction Law. With the exception of Flag Day, all legal holidays are observed as holidays by eligible State employees.

This calendar does not modify provisions of negotiated agreements or the Civil Service Commission’s Attendance Rules on the subject of holidays. Additional information on holiday benefits is contained in the Attendance and Leave Manual, Section 21.1.

MONTH DATE DAY OF WEEK LEGAL HOLIDAY
JANUARY 1 Wednesday New Year's Day
  20 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FEBRUARY 12 Wednesday Lincoln's Birthday (a)
  17 Monday Washington's Birthday (Observed)
MAY 26 Monday Memorial Day
JULY 4 Friday Independence Day
SEPTEMBER 1 Monday Labor Day
OCTOBER 13 Monday Columbus Day
NOVEMBER 4 Tuesday Election Day
  11 Tuesday Veterans' Day
  27 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
DECEMBER 25 Thursday Christmas Day

(a) The State has designated Lincoln's Birthday as a floating holiday in 2014 for State employees in certain bargaining units.