2020 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 will be updated to reflect floating holidays for the fiscal year once they have been designated.

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 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 25 Monday Memorial Day
JULY 4 Saturday Independence Day
SEPTEMBER 7 Monday Labor Day
OCTOBER 12 Monday Columbus Day
NOVEMBER 3 Tuesday Election Day
  11 Wednesday Veterans' Day
  26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
DECEMBER 25 Friday Christmas Day

(a) The State has designated Lincoln's Birthday as a floating holiday in 2020 for State employees in certain bargaining units.