Regular full-time employees and part-time employees scheduled to work at least 910 hours/year, including employees in the Orientation and Review period, are entitled to paid holidays based on their standard work day.
RISD officially observes a number of paid holidays throughout the year. A holiday schedule is posted each year. RISD recognizes the following days as paid holidays:
- Independence Day
- Remembrance Day* (RI Day of Observance; August)
- Labor Day
- Indigenous People’s Day* (formerly Columbus Day)
- Veterans’ Day*
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Memorial Day
* In order to allow RISD to close between Christmas and the New Year, some regularly scheduled holidays may be deferred until Christmas week.
A non-exempt employee who is required to work on an observed holiday is paid time and one half his/her hourly rate for all hours actually worked in addition to holiday pay at the regular hourly rate.
An exempt employee who is required to work on a holiday may be eligible for an alternate day off at the discretion of his/her supervisor.
Certain areas of the college follow a modified holiday schedule to meet the needs of their operation. In those instances, an alternate holiday schedule will be announced to affected employees.
This policy was last reviewed/modified on: 4/3/2018
Next scheduled review: 4/13/2021
Individuals/offices required for review and changes
Director of Employment