A Refresher on Holiday Pay

Close up of a pay slip labeled 'John Smith' and 'pay advice'

With the holiday season approaching, some federal employees may be wondering how this can affect their paychecks. Here is a quick refresher.

Is Holiday Premium Pay a ‘Right’?

I’m a FWS supervisor. Management recently announced that each supervisor now will work only 4 out of ten holidays each year, and will be excused from work on the six holidays they are not scheduled to work. In the past, we get paid if we work or not, and, as a result, were paid holiday premium pay for the time worked on each holiday. Do we have rights in this situation?