Article 10: Holidays and Holiday Pay

Collective Bargaining Agreement for Security Employees


Paid holidays for regular full time bargaining unit employees will be determined by the College and designated as part of CNM's academic calendar. Bargaining unit employees shall be granted the ten (10) paid holidays below and the remaining holidays shall be designated by the College and approved by the Governing Board as part of the winter break. The following holidays, plus the winter break established by the College, shall be observed:


Martin Luther King Day


Memorial Day


Independence Day


Labor Day


Thanksgiving Day


The day after Thanksgiving Day


The day preceding Christmas Day


Christmas Day


The day preceding New Years Day


New Years Day


Employees assigned to work on their observed holiday shall receive two and one half (2-1/2) times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked on the holiday. Although part time employees do not receive holidays they will be paid 2 1/2 times their hourly rate for all hours worked on one of the above designated holidays.


In order to receive Holiday Pay for an observed holiday, an employee must either be at work or on an approved absence with pay, (not including paid administrative leave as a part of the disciplinary process), both the workday before and the workday after the observed holiday.


A holiday which falls within an employees approved annual leave (vacation) or approved sick leave shall not be deducted from the employees annual or sick leave accrual.


When a holiday falls on an employee's regular day off, the holiday is normally granted on the work day immediately preceding or immediately following the employee's regular day off. If the holiday cannot be granted within the workweek, the employee shall be paid for the holiday and shall be granted time and one-half hours worked over 40 hours in the workweek to include the holiday hours. Normal days off that occur during the winter break are not eligible for holiday pay.


Holidays shall be considered time worked for the purpose of computing overtime.


Holiday Scheduling: The Chief of Security shall determine necessary holiday staffing requirements and require the necessary employees to work the holiday. Other employees will be given the holiday off.