2022 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.

MONTH

DATE

DAY OF WEEK

LEGAL HOLIDAY

JANUARY

1

Saturday

New Year’s Day

 

17

Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FEBRUARY

12

Saturday

Lincoln’s Birthday (a)

 

21

Monday

Washington’s Birthday (Observed)

MAY

30

Monday

Memorial Day

JUNE

19

Sunday

Juneteenth (b)

JUNE

20

Monday

Juneteenth (Observed)

JULY

4

Monday

Independence Day

SEPTEMBER

5

Monday

Labor Day

OCTOBER

10

Monday

Columbus Day

NOVEMBER

8

Tuesday

Election Day

 

11

Friday

Veterans’ Day

 

24

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

DECEMBER

25

Sunday

Christmas Day (b)

DECEMBER

26

Monday

Christmas Day (Observed)

(a) The State has not designated an alternate day of observance for Lincoln's Birthday in 2022. It is a pass day holiday.*
(b)
Under the Attendance Rules when a holiday falls on a Sunday it is observed on the following Monday.

*All eligible full time employees with Attendance Rules coverage are entitled to 13 holidays a year. For classified service employees in the Executive branch of State service who work Monday through Friday with Saturday and Sunday off, Saturday, February 12, 2022 will be observed as a pass day holiday and those eligible employees will earn 7.5 or 8 hours of holiday leave to be used at another time, subject to supervisory approval.

For CSEA employees in the ASU, OSU or DMNA bargaining unit, holiday leave not used one year after the date it is earned expires. Employees in the CSEA ISU, PS&T, RRSU, and M/C bargaining units should be given reasonable opportunity to exhaust holiday leave prior to separation.