Charles County, Maryland

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule

Full-time employees will be eligible for leave with full pay, or other equivalent compensation, for the holidays listed below, in accordance with the terms of the Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual.

Employees will receive holiday pay for the number of hours they would normally be scheduled to work that day. Employees must be actively at work or on approved paid leave status on the normally scheduled workday immediately preceding and immediately following the holiday in order to receive pay for the holiday.

Full-time employees who are scheduled to work on a holiday due to departmental operating schedules or unexpected emergencies will receive compensation in accordance with the County's overtime policy, in addition to the holiday compensation. In the event that an employee is scheduled to work on a holiday and is absent without leave, holiday compensation will be forfeited.

When a department is open on the holiday, and departmental operations require that an employee's normally scheduled day off coincides with a holiday, that employee will receive an equivalent amount of compensatory time.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, that holiday will be observed on the Friday immediately preceding. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, that holiday will be observed on the Monday next following, unless otherwise designated.


New Year's Day January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Third Monday in January
Lincoln's Birthday* February 12
Washington's Birthday Third Monday in February
Maryland Day* March 25
Good Friday Friday before Easter
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday in September
Columbus Day Second Monday in October
Veteran's Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Day after Thanksgiving Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day December 25
General Election Day First Tuesday after the first Monday in November (every two years)

*Lincoln's Birthday and Maryland Day are observed as floating holidays. County offices and operations will be open on these days. Employees who wish to request holiday leave on the floating holiday should submit a leave slip for prior approval by their supervisor. Floating holidays must be taken within the calendar year in which they are accrued and they must be taken in whole days, not hours. Employees who work on these days may observe them at some other time during the calendar year as authorized by the supervisor. Department holiday schedules which vary from the above must be separately approved by the County Administrator in advance of implementation.

An employee leaving County service will receive a lump sum payment at the current rate of pay for any unused accumulated floating holidays provided that each lump sum payment will be offset by any amount by which the employee is indebted to the County government. In no event will floating holidays be used to extend the employment period beyond the last day worked.

2015 Holiday Schedule