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Eligibility for Paid Holidays

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Eligibility for Paid Holiday off And Holiday Premium Pay/Sunday Night Differential

Rate Payable

Holiday Premium Pay

Sunday Differential

Night Differential


Base pay plus premium pay equal to base pay for up to 8 non-overtime hours worked on aholiday except those employees under a compressed work schedule areentitled to holiday premium pay for all non-overtime hoursscheduled on a holiday

Base pay plus 25% of base pay for all regularly scheduled non-overtime hours of a shift if part of the shift begins or ends on Sunday

Base rate plus 10% of base pay for all regularly scheduled hours, including overtime worked between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. (or other hours established for a foreign post of duty)




Eligible, if regularly scheduled for night work or temporarily reassigned to a position in the same unit which was scheduled in advance for night work


See Notes Below


Same as full-time




Ineligible, unless substituting for an employee who was scheduled to work nights

Experts and Consultants

Ineligible, unless authorized by contract

Ineligible, unless authorized by contract

Ineligible, unless authorized by contract

Eligibility for Paid Holiday off/Holiday Premium Pay

To be entitled to a paid holiday off or holiday premium pay, an employee must be regularly scheduled, i.e., work hours that are scheduled in advance of the week in which they are worked. Intermittent employees, or part-time employees who do not have regularly scheduled work hours, are not entitled to a paid holiday off or holiday premium pay. When these employees work a holiday, they are entitled to their basic rate for the number of hours worked up to eight, and to the overtime rate for any hours in excess of eight. Full-time employees working compressed schedules are entitled to holiday pay for all scheduled nonovertime hours of the holiday.

When a part-time employee works scheduled and unscheduled nonovertime hours on a holiday, he or she is entitled to holiday premium pay for all scheduled hours up to eight and to his or her basic rate for all unscheduled hours which are not overtime hours.

Effect of Absence on Holiday Premium Pay, Night, and Sunday Differential

Holiday Premium Pay: An employee's entitlement to holiday pay continues during a period of jury duty, military leave, and continuation of pay following work related traumatic injury.

Night Differential: An employee is entitled to night pay during a period in which excused from night work on a holiday; for hours of an official tour spent in travel whether performing work or not; and for a period of paid leave provided the total amount of leave in a pay period, including both night and day hours, is less than eight hours. Night differential also continues during periods of absence due to military leave, continuation of pay following a work-related traumatic injury, and jury duty.

Sunday Differential: Only full-time employees are eligible for Sunday differential. An employee must NOT be paid Sunday differential for periods of excused absence and for periods during which the employee is on annual, sick, court, military, funeral, home or shore leave, or on continuation of pay following work-related traumatic injury.

"Paid holiday off" means an absence from official duties without loss of pay and without charge to an employee's leave account when an employee is prevented from working a day designated as a holiday.

"Holiday premium pay" means the additional pay (which is equal to the employee's basic rate of pay) for any nonovertime work performed by the employee during his or her regularly scheduled daily tour on a day designated as a holiday.

"Overtime pay" is pay for hours of work in excess of eight in a day (or the compressed work schedule for that day) or forty in a week. An employee is entitled to pay for overtime work on a holiday at the same rate as for overtime on other days. Whether an employee is intermittent, part-time or full-time is immaterial for purposes of overtime entitlement.

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