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New Employee Orientation/Benefits sessions are held every other Monday.  Please contact benefits at 508.999.8045 for more information.


All new employees will be emailed a link to access specific new hire forms dependent upon the position they are hired into. Non-employee forms can be accessed on the HR forms page.  Forms for current employees are categorized by section in the HR Employee Portal

University Holidays

Following is a list of legal holidays and the dates on which they will be observed for calendar years 2020 through 2022.





New Year’s Day
January 1st

January 1

January 1

January 1 *

Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Third Monday in January

January 20

January 18

January 17

President’s Day
Third Monday in February

February 17

February 15

February 21

Patriot’s Day
Third Monday in April

April 20

April 19

April 18

Memorial Day
Last Monday in May

May 25

May 31

May 30

Independence Day
July 4th

July 4 *

July 4 **

July 4

Labor Day
First Monday in September

September 7

September 6

September 5

Columbus Day
Second Monday in October

October 12

October 11

October 10

Veteran’s Day
November 11th

November 11

November 11

November 11

Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November

November 26

November 25

November 24

Christmas Day
December 25th  

December 25

December 25 *

December 25 **

*SATURDAY HOLIDAYS: In the event a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, all offices under the jurisdiction of any department of state government shall be open to the public for business on the Friday immediately preceding any Saturday holiday.

Managers and confidential employees:  As many employees as possible should be given off the Friday immediately preceding the Saturday holiday.  Whenever possible, the following Monday shall be used as the alternative day off.  Employees assigned to work shall be given an additional day off. 

**SUNDAY HOLIDAYS: In the event a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

Pay Calendars

Bargaining unit employees please reference your collective bargaining agreement for more information specific to your union or visit our employee labor page.

Conflict of Interest Law for State Employees

Other Helpful Resources

Other University resources can be found in the employee portal:

For more information please contact The Office of Human Resources at 508-999-8060.


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