Holidays shall be granted in accordance with statutory
provisions to employees who are eligible to accrue vacation and sick
The value of a holiday for
full-time employees shall be eight hours or the number of hours the employee is
scheduled to work on that day, whichever is greater The value of a holiday that
falls on a full-time employee's scheduled day off shall be eight hours.
Employees who are normally scheduled to work full-time shall not have their
holiday compensation prorated for time on leave without pay during the pay
period if the employee meets the conditions of subrule 63.8(3).
Compensation for holidays shall be prorated for employees who
are normally scheduled to work less than 80 hours in a pay period. Compensation
shall be based on the number of hours in pay status during the pay period in
which the holiday falls plus the hours that would normally be scheduled for the
holiday which shall be included when determining the number of pro-rata holiday
Leave accrued under Iowa Code section 1C.2 as vacation shall
be based on the employee's hours in pay status.
Compensation for holidays under this rule shall be either in
pay or compensatory leave. The decision to pay or grant compensatory leave
shall be made by the appointing authority.
(2) For employees who work Monday through
Friday, a holiday falling on Sunday shall be observed on the following Monday
and a holiday falling on Saturday shall be observed on the preceding Friday.
For all other employees, the designated holiday shall be observed on the day it
To be eligible for
holiday compensation an employee must be in pay status the last scheduled
workday before and the first scheduled workday after the holiday.
An employee who separates from employment and whose last day
in pay status precedes a holiday shall not be eligible for payment for that
holiday falls on an overtime-covered employee's scheduled workday, and the
employee does not get the day off, the employee shall be compensated for the
holiday in accordance with subrule 63.8(1) in addition to a premium rate for
time worked. The premium rate shall be paid for hours worked during the 24-hour
period from 12 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on the holiday. However, hours
compensated at the premium rate shall not be counted as part of the 40 hours
when calculating overtime pay.
When the holiday falls on an overtime-covered employee's day
off, the employee shall be compensated for the holiday to a maximum of eight
(5) When an overtime
exempt employee is required to work on a holiday, the employee may be
compensated for the time worked in addition to regular holiday pay at the
discretion of the appointing authority. When granted, compensation shall be at
the employee's regular rate of pay for all hours worked.