All permanent status employees receive their regular pay for ten legal holidays plus any other day proclaimed as a holiday by the Governor or the President of the United States.
The following holidays are recognized by the State of South Dakota:
|New Years Day
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day
||Third Monday in January
||Third Monday in February
||Last Monday in May
||First Monday in September
|Native Amerian's Day
||Second Monday in October
||Fourth Thursday in November
When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the paid holiday for state employees. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.
Holiday hours will not count as hours worked for purposes of computing overtime. All overtime-eligible employees who work at least one shift or are on paid leave during the calendar week in which the holiday falls are eligible for holiday pay. For payroll purposes, a holiday is no more than eight (8) hours. An employee who is on leave without pay for the entire week when a holiday occurs will not receive holiday benefits. Employees who are newly hired into the system and who begin work the day after the holiday will not receive the holiday pay hours.
Part-time employees will receive prorated holiday pay depending upon the average number of hours they have worked in the previous three (3) months of their appointment. (BOR Policy 4:25 and 4:31)