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Paid Holidays

INTENT

TRIUMF provides paid holidays as per the following procedures:

PROCEDURES

  1. TRIUMF recognizes the ten (10) civic and federal statutory holidays listed in the attachment below.
  2. TRIUMF provides 2 additional paid holidays as listed in the attachment below.
  3. All continuing, full-time monthly employees are eligible for a paid holiday if they are on TRIUMF’s payroll when the holiday occurs.
  4. All temporary salaried employees are eligible for a paid holiday if they have worked at least 15 of the 30 calendar days prior to the paid holiday.
  5. All continuing salaried part-time employees shall have their paid holidays prorated based on their FTE percentage .
  6. Hourly employees who have completed at least fifteen (15) of the thirty (30) days prior to the holiday, are entitled to a regular days pay for the holiday. 
  7. Hourly employees who have been working casual or on-call hours will have the paid holiday pay pro-rated on the basis of the average hours worked during the preceding thirty (30) calendar days.
  8. If an employee is required to work on a holiday, the employee shall be paid in accordance with TRIUMF’s Overtime Policy, in addition to the regular pay for that day. 
  9. A terminating employee whose last day of work falls prior to a recognized paid holiday, will not receive pay for that holiday

SCHEDULING

  1. Where a recognized paid holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on either the preceding Friday or following Monday, as TRIUMF shall determine, or by common local practice.   Certain employees may be required to observe the actual day for operational reasons. 
  2. If a recognized paid holiday should fall during an unpaid leave of absence, that day will be paid if the employee has earned wages on at least fifteen (15) working days in the immediately preceding thirty (30) calendar days.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. It is the employee’s responsibility to observe these procedures.
  2. It is the responsibility of the Payroll Office to process statutory holiday pay in accordance with these procedures
  3. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to prepare staff work schedules in such a manner so as to allow for holiday closures, except of course, where operations require regular shifts or overtime to be worked.
  4. It is the responsibility of the HR Manager to advise on the application of these procedures

ATTACHMENT 

The following days are recognized by TRIUMF as civic or federal statutory holidays:  

NEW YEAR’S DAY

 

BC  DAY

 

FAMILY DAY

 

LABOUR DAY

 

GOOD FRIDAY

 

THANKSGIVING DAY

 

VICTORIA DAY

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY

 

CANADA DAY

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

 

The following days are recognized by TRIUMF as additional paid holidays:

EASTER MONDAY

BOXING DAY

 

Note:  Easter Sunday is not a statutory holiday, and is not recognized by TRIUMF as a paid holiday.

 

Each fall, the TRIUMF Director reviews the operational demands which may fall between the Christmas Day and New Year’s day holidays to determine if the facility will close for non-essential activities.  Should such a closure be approved, the time off may be granted as paid time off (at the discretion of the Director) or, staff would be expected to make up the additional days off  by using vacation days, flex days, or accumulated overtime.  If a holiday closure occurs, the schedule of the closure, will be posted as soon as possible, outlining full details.

 Notwithstanding the above, any agreements regarding time-off during the holiday season that form part of an employee’s employment contract will take precedence over the above.

The dates of paid holidays (or their observances) and closures for the next 12 months are also posted here.

UPDATED APRIL 2015