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State Holidays


The following is a list of the 2021 state holidays and the dates on which they are observed:

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New Year’s Day Friday January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 18, 2021
Good Friday Friday April 2, 2021
Memorial Day Monday May 31, 2021
Independence Day Sunday July 4, 2021**
Independence Day Monday July 5, 2021* 
Labor Day Monday September 6, 2021
Columbus Day  Monday  October 11, 2021
Veterans Day Thursday November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 25, 2021
Lincoln's Birthday Friday November 26, 2021
Washington’s Birthday Thursday December 23, 2021
Christmas Day Friday December 24, 2021*
Christmas Day Saturday December 25, 2021**
New Year's Day Friday December 31, 2021*

*For operations regularly scheduled Monday – Friday.
**For operations regularly scheduled on Saturday/Sunday.

All full-time, part-time and hourly employees occupying permanent positions must be compensated for all holidays listed above, in the following circumstances. To be eligible for compensation, the employee must be in pay status during the week in which the holiday is observed; however, employees are not compensated for holidays which are observed prior to the first workday of employment or for holidays which are observed after their last workday of employment. Compensation for holidays for eligible active full-time employees is 7.5 hours of compensatory time off or 7.5 multiplied by the employee’s base hourly rate. Eligible part-time or hourly employees on permanent appointment will receive holiday pay or compensatory time off calculated as one-tenth of the regular biweekly hours assigned, rounded to the nearest quarter-hour. Eligible employees who are required to work on a holiday will be compensated for the hours worked and may opt to receive holiday pay or compensatory time off. Eligible employees not required to work will receive holiday pay. For this purpose, the term “eligible employees” applies to employees in state civil service except Institutional Teachers at the Indiana School for the Deaf and the Indiana School for the Blind/Visually Impaired, and police officers who have elected a 28-day work period in accordance with 31 IAC 5-7-8(b). Intermittent and temporary employees shall not receive holiday pay. Intermittent and temporary employees who work on a date indicated above will be paid for the hours worked.