Legal Holiday Reminder

UW-Green Bay observes 9 legal holidays each year (click here for dates), in which university offices are closed.  When a legal holiday falls on an employee’s regularly scheduled day off (i.e. Saturday or Sunday), a floating legal holiday may be granted.

In 2021, Christmas Day (12/25) falls on a Saturday, so employees are granted a floating legal holiday.  In 2022, New Year’s Day (01/01) falls on a Saturday and employees will also be granted a floating legal holiday for that day.

As a reminder, floating legal holiday hours may be used any time during the year they are earned.

University Staff employees must use the floating legal holiday hours during the calendar year they are earned, which means that the Christmas Day floating legal holiday hours must be used by December 31, 2021.  The New Year’s Day floating legal holiday hours can be used any time between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

Academic Staff and Limited employees must use floating legal holiday hours during the fiscal year they are earned, and will need to use the floating legal holiday hours for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day by June 30, 2022.

Use of floating legal holiday hours should be reported as “Legal Holiday” on either your timesheet (University Staff) or absence entry (Academic Staff/Limited). Please review the instructions for entering a floating legal holiday:

Please contact Payroll & Benefits at with any questions regarding legal holidays.