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Holidays With Pay

4.1.0 Days Designated

The City of Lake Forest holidays shall be as listed below, unless changed by the City Manager. Holidays will normally be paid based on an 8-hour shift, excluding year-round special shifts such as, but not limited to, Fire and Sanitation.

 
  • New Year's Day - January 1

  • Personal Day (day of employee's choice with department head approval in lieu of MLK Jr. Day) January 1

  • Personal Day (day of employee's choice with department head approval in lieu of President's Day) February 1

  • Personal Day (day of employee's choice with department head approval) May 1

  • Memorial Day - Federal Holiday

  • Independence Day - July 4

  • Labor Day - 1st Monday in September

  • Veterans Day - November 11

  • Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November

  • Thanksgiving Friday - Friday after Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Eve Day - December 24

  • Christmas Day - December 25

Personal days must be used within the calendar year in which they are earned. Time remaining on January 1 of the following year will be deleted from the employee’s accruals unless special arrangements are made in advance with the employee’s department head. Should special arrangements be made, the department head will complete a personnel action form noting the exception. Police and Fire personnel must use these days within the fiscal year. 


4.2.0 Holiday Falling on Weekend, Working Days

When any of the above holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is considered the holiday; if any falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is celebrated as the holiday. For employees who maintain essential City services or who work on shift assignments, or for regular employees on vacation, the policy shall be followed that when a holiday falls on one of their regular days off or during their vacation period, they receive another day off as scheduled by their department head. 

For those who receive another day off in lieu of the holiday, the time must be used within the fiscal year in which it is earned. Time remaining on May 1 of the following fiscal year will be deleted from the employee’s accruals unless special arrangements are made in advance with the employee’s department head. Should special arrangements be made, the department head will complete a personnel action form noting the exception. 

Whenever Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the preceding Friday and following Monday will be observed as the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays unless otherwise designated by the City Manager.


4.3.0 Holiday Bonus

When a probationary or regular fulltime employee is scheduled to work a minimum eight-hour shift on a City holiday, that employee will receive a holiday bonus of $160. Employees “swapping” days with a regularly scheduled employee will be eligible to receive this holiday bonus in lieu of the person with whom they “swapped”. For employees working shifts in 24-hour/7-days-a-week departments, the employee who works the official holiday is paid the bonus, not the employee who works the "celebrated" holiday (i.e., if July 4 falls on a Saturday and is celebrated by the City on Friday, July 3, the employee who works on July 4 receives the bonus). This bonus is subject to all normal withholding. It does not apply to employees who are called back for emergency work, but only those scheduled to work as part of their normal shift in order to maintain appropriate coverage. Employees called back for emergency situations or coverage will be covered under Section 3.5.0 of these policies. Executive Classification employees are exempt from this holiday bonus. Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement shall be compensated as determined by their agreement.