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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|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|
|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|
Source: State Classification Office, State Auditor's Office
For additional information, please see PD-49, Leaves Other than Medical and Parental.
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