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FY 2017 Holiday Schedule

Weekend Holidays: Offices will not be closed on another day when designated holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday. Such holidays will not be observed.

Skeleton Crew Holidays: A state agency must have enough state employees on duty to conduct business during the skeleton crew holidays listed. Compensatory time off during the 12-month period following the holiday worked will be allowed for this duty.

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FY 2017 Holiday Schedule
Holiday Agency Status Date Week Day
Labor Day All agencies closed 09/05/16 Monday
Rosh Hashanah Optional Holiday 10/03/16 Monday
Rosh Hashanah Optional Holiday 10/04/16 Tuesday
Yom Kippur Optional Holiday 10/12/16 Wednesday
Veteran's Day All agencies closed 11/11/16 Friday
Thanksgiving Day All agencies closed 11/24/16 Thursday
Day after Thanksgiving All agencies closed 11/25/16 Friday
Christmas Eve Day   12/24/16 Saturday
Christmas Day   12/25/16 Sunday
Day after Christmas All agencies closed 12/26/16 Monday
New Year's Day   01/01/17 Sunday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day All agencies closed 01/16/17 Monday
Confederate Heroes' Day Skeleton crew required 01/19/17 Thursday
Presidents' Day All agencies closed 02/20/17 Monday
Texas Independence Day Skeleton crew required 03/02/17 Thursday
Cesar Chavez Day Optional Holiday 03/31/17 Friday
Good Friday Optional Holiday 04/14/17 Friday
San Jacinto Day Skeleton crew required 04/21/17 Friday
Memorial Day All agencies closed 05/29/17 Monday
Emancipation Day Skeleton crew required 06/19/17 Monday
Independence Day All agencies closed 07/04/17 Tuesday
LBJ's Birthday   08/27/17 Sunday

Source: State Classification Office, State Auditor's Office

For additional information, please see PD-49, Leaves Other than Medical and Parental.

Optional Holidays:

A state employee is entitled to observe Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday, and Cesar Chavez Day in lieu of any state holiday where a skeleton crew is required. Complete the FY 2017 In Lieu of Holiday Request.

Institution of Higher Education Holidays:

Institutions of higher education may establish their own holidays in keeping with academic schedules, provided the number of holidays granted does not exceed the number of holidays to which employees of state agencies are entitled.


Page updated: 08/24/2017