§ 30.076  HOLIDAYS.
   (A)   (1)   The following days are declared paid holidays at the regular rate of pay for all full-time county employees:
         (a)   New Year’s Day, January 1;
         (b)   Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, third Monday in January;
         (c)   Spring holiday, one-half day, Friday before Easter;
         (d)   Memorial Day, last Monday in May;
         (e)   Independence Day, July 4;
         (f)   Labor Day, first Monday in September;
         (g)   Veteran’s Day, November 11;
         (h)   Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November;
         (i)   Day after Thanksgiving Day;
         (j)   Inauguration Day, the fifth Tuesday following the general election in gubernatorial election years;
         (k)   Christmas Eve, December 24;
         (l)   Christmas Day, December 25; and
         (m)   New Year’s Eve, December 31.
      (2)   Note: the  County  Judge/Executive  can  vary  the  holiday  schedule should circumstances dictate, however, the County Fiscal Court must approve any variations.
   (B)   When any holiday listed above falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered a holiday.
   (C)   When it is essential for an employee to work on a declared holiday, he or she shall be compensated for actual hours worked. In no case will compensatory time be given to any employee who, by virtue of his or her work schedule, does not work on an official county holiday.
   (D)   In addition to the above, any day may be designated as a holiday by proclamation of the Fiscal Court.
   (E)   In order for an employee to be paid for a holiday, he or she must work the last scheduled day before or the first scheduled day after the holiday unless the absence(s) is/are approved in advance or accompanied by a valid doctor’s excuse. Probationary employees shall receive holiday pay.
(Ord. 4-2014, passed 7-31-2014, § 3.42)