This memo, which supersedes the last holiday memo issued October 22, 2014, contains a list of paid legal holidays and the schedule of dates when they will be observed as set forth in MGL Chapter 4, Section 7, Clause Eighteen.
The following is a list of legal holidays and the dates on which they will be observed for calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Consult the Red Book or the relevant collective bargaining agreements with regard to compensatory time off or compensation for employees who work on holidays.
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
*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 (Red Book).
Bargaining unit employees: See the relevant collective bargaining agreement.
** In the event a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.
Please download the printable version Legal Holiday Memo - Last Update: February 22, 2016
This information provided by the Human Resources Division .