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  • Amy L Vogler


Holiday Closures Calendar Year 2021

Empower Cherokee will observe the following 12 holidays and 1 program closure for Staff Development in 2021:

Closure Holiday Date

New Year’s Day

January 1st

Martin Luther King Day

January 18th

Memorial Day

May 31st

Independence Day

July 5rd (observed)

Labor Day

September 6th

Veteran’s Day

November 11th (Staff work day)


November 25th & 26th

Winter Break

December 24th- 31st (1 day mandatory PTO)

Staff must be employed 30 days prior to the holiday to receive pay for that holiday. In the case of Christmas Break staff must be employed 6 months prior to the break to be paid for the complete holiday. For each month employed under six months the staff will be paid one day’s pay for Christmas break. For example, a staff who has worked September, October, November, and December would receive 4 days’ pay during Christmas Break. Any days not paid due to lack of time on the job can be charged against PTO or taken without pay and without penalty.

In some circumstances where staff work with people in supported employment positions you may be required to assist on the employer’s schedule. In those cases, staff who work during our holiday schedule would be paid double time but only if approved by the Executive Director in advance.

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