2021/06/17 – Juneteenth Observance Friday, June 18, 2021 - Human Resources at Ohio State

Juneteenth Observance Friday, June 18, 2021

Juneteenth will be recognized as a university holiday.

The Juneteenth holiday is to be staffed like other holidays with the staffing necessary for critical operations. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will remain open. Also, other critical services should remain open, such as those that provide and support health care and clinical care; safety and security; meal preparation and service; utilities including, but not limited to, light, heat, and water to university buildings and properties; law enforcement and public safety; and others determined as essential.

Employees who are required to work will receive pay consistent with the university’s Holidays Policy, 6.20 or the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Due to the unplanned nature of this holiday, managers should exercise flexibility with exempt employees who are required to work.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where do I find more information on holiday pay?

For all questions related to pay, including holiday benefit pay and holiday premium pay, refer to the Holidays Policy Frequently Asked Questions.

2.  How will I know If I am required to work?

Managers are encouraged to work with their employees to determine those who are needed to complete critical work.

Decisions on schedule changes should be done in accordance with unit procedures and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Health Sciences clinics will remain open and continue to operate as scheduled.

This includes, but is not limited to, critical services that remain open, such as those that provide and support health care and clinical care; critical research studies that cannot be postponed or rescheduled; safety and security; meal preparation and service; utilities including, but not limited to, light, heat, and water to university buildings and properties; law enforcement and public safety; and others determined as essential.

3. If I am required to work, will there be an opportunity observe this holiday later or receive compensatory time?

Employees will not receive compensatory time; however, if you are a non-exempt employee and are required to work, you will receive pay in accordance with the Holidays Policy 6.20.

Managers of exempt employees should offer flexibility in schedules. There will not be an opportunity to float this holiday to a future day. The university plans to observe this holiday each year and will revise policies accordingly.

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