Employees are deemed to be in full pay status on November 3 and February 12 if, for any portion of their work shift on those days, they work, charge absence to leave credits, are on leave with full pay without charge to leave credits, or are treated as though they are on leave...
...with full pay (e.g., paid military leave, jury leave, workers' compensation leave with full pay without charge to credits, Workers' Compensation Supplemental Pay Program or Workers' Compensation Statutory Benefit Program, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Medical Evaluation Program, or the M/C Workers' Compensation Program). Employees on sick leave at half-pay and employees on leave without pay for the entire day on November 3, 2015, and/or February 12, 2016 are not eligible to be credited with a floating holiday for that day.
Full-time employees for whom November 3 and/or February 12 are pass days are eligible to be credited with a floating holiday(s). Such employees must be in pay status on either their last work shift before their November 3 or February 12 pass day or their first work shift following that pass day in order to be credited with a floating holiday (i.e. employees do not have to be in pay status on both sides of the holiday/pass day to be credited with a floating holiday). Eligible employees are credited with a 7.5 or 8-hour floating holiday, as appropriate.
Eligible part-time employees are credited with a floating holiday if they are regularly scheduled to work or are directed to work on November 3, 2015 and/or February 12, 2016; they are credited with a floating holiday equivalent to the number of hours they are scheduled to work or actually do work on November 3, 2015, and/or February 12, 2016, (up to a maximum of 7.5 or 8 hours for each day).
Subject to agency procedures for requesting time off, eligible employees may use their floating holiday beginning November 3, 2015 and ending with November 7, 2016, and beginning February 12, 2016 and ending with February 11, 2017, respectively.
This memorandum is not applicable to Institution Teachers and other employees subject to Section 136 of the Civil Service Law since such employees are not subject to the Attendance Rules. For those employees, the observance of holidays should be determined by the school calendar in effect in their facilities.
For employees in the Security Services, Security Supervisors, Agency Police Services, State Police Troopers, State Police Commissioned and Noncommissioned Officers, and State Police Investigators negotiating units, Election Day (November 3, 2015), and Lincoln's Birthday (February 12, 2016) are not designated floating holidays. For employees in these units who are eligible to observe holidays, Election Day and Lincoln's Birthday will be observed as fixed holidays. When such employees are required to work on these holidays, their benefits will be determined in the same manner as is currently followed for other holidays on which they are required to work.
Questions concerning application of these eligibility criteria may be directed to your GOER liaison or the Attendance and Leave Unit of this Department at (518) 457-2295.