2018 Calendar Year

The following dates have been established as holidays for all offices of Wichita State University for January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

It is recognized that the functions of certain offices will require some personnel to be on duty during holidays. In those cases, arrangements will be made by the department head or supervisor, and compensatory hours will be granted accordingly.

Discretionary Day*  
New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15, 2018
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018
Veterans Day** Monday, November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22 and
Friday, November 23, 2018
Christmas Monday, December 24 and
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

An employee must be in pay status the entire workday before and the entire workday after the holiday in order to receive holiday credit.

It is the intention of the holiday regulation that all full-time employees who are entitled to holidays receive credit for a holiday, and that partial credit be given to part-time employees who are entitled to holidays in accordance with K.A.R. 1-9-2 and Division of Personnel Services Bulletin 05-03.

*In addition, a discretionary day is again authorized for state employees who have worked for the state for six continuous months, which is for observance of a holiday or other special day during calendar year 2018 (pay periods beginning January 1, 2018 through December 29, 2018). Employees who work a Monday through Friday schedule should plan to use their Discretionary Holiday on or before December 29, 2018.

**Classes are in session; therefore, University support staff employees and unclassified non-exempt employees required to work shall be afforded compensatory time or compensation at the rate of one and one-half time for each hour worked. Faculty and unclassified exempt staff who accrue annual leave and are required to work on any listed or special holiday shall be afforded equivalent time off at a later date.

Please visit Types of Leave for more information about paid holidays.


Reviewed: 07/18/2018 CB

Updated: 07/18/2018 CB