Holidays and Closures

NIU will be closed for the following holidays and administrative closures. Some employees are required to work on these dates.

Occasion Day of Week Date
New Year's Day (Holiday) Wednesday January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday) Monday January 20, 2020
Memorial Day (Holiday) Monday May 25, 2020
Independence Day (Holiday) Friday July 3, 2020
Labor Day (Holiday) Monday September 7, 2020
Election Day (Holiday) Tuesday November 3, 2020
Thanksgiving (Holiday) Thursday November 26, 2020
Floating Holiday Friday November 27, 2020
Administrative Closure Wednesday December 23, 2020
Floating Holiday Thursday December 24, 2020
December 25 (Holiday) Friday December 25, 2020
Floating Holiday Monday December 28, 2020
Floating Holiday Tuesday December 29, 2020
Administrative Closure Wednesday December 30, 2020
Administrative Closure Thursday December 31, 2020
New Year's Day (Holiday) Friday January 1, 2021

Holiday and Closure Pay

If you're an hourly employee in a position not covered by a collective bargaining agreement and are required to work on a holiday, you'll be paid at your regular rate plus one-and-one-half times the regular rate. Alternatively, if agreed to by your supervisor, you can receive compensatory time off at the rate of time-and-one-half plus holiday pay. If you're an employee covered by a prevailing rate, you'll be compensated in accordance with your local area agreement.

If you're required to work on an administrative closure day, you'll be given time off on an hour-for-hour basis to be used by June 30, 2021. Alternatively, your department may choose to give you additional straight-time pay.

Contact Us

Human Resource Services
Human Resources/Document Services Building
1515 West Lincoln Highway
P: 815-753-6000
F: 815-753-2335

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