Holiday Schedule

Schedule of Approved Holidays for UIC Fiscal Year 2022

A PDF version of this calendar is also available.

GROUP A

Applies to all staff members except those listed under Group B:

HOLIDAYSDAYS OBSERVED
Independence Day HolidayMonday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day HolidayMonday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 25, 2021
Designated Holiday #1 Friday, November 26, 2021
Half Gift/Half Excused Day *Friday, December 24, 2021
Christmas Day Holiday ObservedMonday, December 27, 2021
Designated Holiday #2 Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Gift Day *Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Gift Day *Thursday, December 30, 2021
Gift Day *Friday, December 31, 2021
New Year’s Day Holiday ObservedMonday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 17, 2022
Memorial Day HolidayMonday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth Holiday ObservedFriday, June 17, 2022
Plus
Two Floating Holidays

*This schedule grants three (3) gift days and one (1) excused/gift day over the December/January holiday break. Employees do not use any accrued leave benefits during this time.

 

 

GROUP B

Applies to all employees working in essential units, including but not limited to the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics; Biologic Resources Laboratory; units reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, including Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) Administration, CAS Facilities, Campus Housing, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Dining Services, Dorin Forum, Student Affairs IT, Student Centers, Credit Union I Arena, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; UIC Technology Solutions (formerly ACCC, including Telecommunication Services); UIC School of Law (UIC Law) Plant and Real Estate Operations and UIC Law Security Operations; and units reporting to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, including Facilities Management, Office of Preparedness and Response, Utilities and Energy Services, Parking Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Planning, Sustainability and Project Management, and the UIC Police Department:

HOLIDAYSDAYS OBSERVED
Independence Day HolidayMonday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day HolidayMonday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 25, 2021
Half Gift/Half Excused Day *Friday, December 24, 2021
Christmas Day Holiday ObservedMonday, December 27, 2021
Gift Day *Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Gift Day *Thursday, December 30, 2021
Gift Day *Friday, December 31, 2021
New Year’s Day Holiday ObservedMonday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 17, 2022
Memorial Day HolidayMonday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth Holiday ObservedFriday, June 17, 2022
Plus
Four Floating Holidays

* This schedule grants three (3) gift days and one (1) excused/gift day over the December/January holiday break. Group B employees of the UI Hospital and Clinics will receive the gift days as additional floating holidays that may be used any time between December 24, 2021 and June 30, 2022, with supervisor approval. All other Group B employees required to work on the gift days may schedule alternate days off between December 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Gift Days

A gift day is a paid day (use of benefit time is not required) provided to leave benefit eligible employees. Essential employees who must work on a designated gift day may use their gift day at a later time in the current fiscal year, with supervisor approval. Unused gift days are not paid out at the time of termination and do not roll over into the next fiscal year.

Reduced Service Days

Most non-essential university units are closed on the reduced service days. Leave benefit eligible employees may use accrued vacation leave or floating holidays to be paid on a reduced service day. Non-exempt civil service staff may also take as unpaid or use accrued comp time. Exempt employees without accrued vacation or floating holiday leave cannot take as unpaid.

Floating Holidays

Floating holidays (2 or 4) are “designated holidays” by the president and chancellors. They must be taken in full day increments and must be used in the fiscal year. Unused floating holidays are not paid out at the time of termination and do not roll over into the next fiscal year.

Juneteenth Holiday

While eligible faculty and staff will receive paid holiday time on the Juneteenth holiday, the University of Illinois System never fully closes and essential operations will continue. Holiday usage and pay policies will apply, as they do for other designated holidays.

Please contact Susan Balmes (balmes@uic.edu) or Joanna Wolek (jwolek@uic.edu) if you have any questions or need further information.