Holiday Informal Time Off and Holiday Schedule 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Holiday Informal Time Off 2018

San Francisco State received notice, consistent with the Governor’s policy, that CSU employees will receive a half day of informal time off with pay on December 24. 2018.  In addition, President Wong has decided to close the SF state campus and to provide SF State employees with an additional half day of informal time off with pay on December 24, 2018.   Accordingly, SF State employees (exempt and non-exempt) will receive their regular pay for December 24, 2018, and do not need to use any accrued leave. Part-time employees will be provided with paid informal time off, pro-rated according to their time base. 

Essential personnel who are required to work on December 24, 2018, or those employees who are on approved vacation or CTO time that day, may take their informal paid time off at a later date to be arranged with their appropriate administrator, but no later than June 30th, 2019. Informal time will not be charged against an employee’s leave accruals. 


Holiday Schedule Reminder 2018

SF State will be closed from December 24, 2018 through January. 1, 2019. All days except Monday, December 31, are covered by observed holidays or informal paid time off.

Employees may choose to use the following options for accounting for the December 31, 2018 closure:

  • Accrued vacation time
  • Accrued comp time (CTO)
  • 2018 personal holiday
  • A dock in pay

Employees who have not used their personal holiday for calendar year 2018 should use that option during the December 2018 pay period (no later than December 31, 2018) since the personal holiday cannot be carried over to the next calendar year. The personal holiday must be used in whole-day increments and equals a maximum of eight hours. A new personal holiday is credited to employees each year on January 1 for use during that calendar year.


In accordance with collective bargaining agreements and CSU practice, vacation accumulation in excess of the maximum hours allowed will be forfeited as of January 1, 2019.  Employees can view their leave balances via the Employee Self-Service function through the SF Gateway/MySFSU. Once signed in to Self Service, click under My Benefits, then under the Leave Balance link.


See additional details on the HR web page 2018 Holiday Informal Time Off – Detailed information.

For questions and clarification, please contact Agnes Cheng, Assistant Director, Payroll / 415-405-4359, or Henry McCoy, Executive Director, HR, / 415-338-1506.