2017 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.

JANUARY 1 Sunday New Year's Day (a)
  2 Monday New Year's Day (Observed)
  16 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FEBRUARY 12 Sunday Lincoln's Birthday (a)
  13 Monday Lincoln's Birthday (Observed) (b)
  20 Monday Washington's Birthday (Observed)
MAY 29 Monday Memorial Day
JULY 4 Tuesday Independence Day
SEPTEMBER 4 Monday Labor Day
OCTOBER 9 Monday Columbus Day
NOVEMBER 7 Tuesday Election Day (c)
  11 Saturday Veterans' Day (d)
  23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
DECEMBER 25 Monday Christmas Day

(a) Under the Attendance Rules when a holiday falls on a Sunday it is observed on the following Monday.

(b) The State has designated Lincoln's Birthday as a floating holiday in 2017 for State employees in certain bargaining units.

(c) The State has designated Election Day as a floating holiday in 2017 for State employees in certain bargaining units.

(d) The State has not designated another day to be observed as a holiday by State employees in lieu of November 11, 2017. See Advisory Memorandum No. 2017-04.