|Effective Date:||Expiration Date:||Chapters:|
|Nov. 19, 2021||Dec. 31, 2022||12|
This issuance provides the list of all legal public holidays for calendar year 2022. This issuance also contains additional information on employee schedules, and holiday premium pay for employees who are required to work during a legal public holiday.
For calendar year 2022, for pay and leave purposes, the legal public holidays for full-time District government employees with basic workweeks of Monday through Friday will be observed as follows:
|Calendar Year 2022 Legal Public Holidays|
|New Year's Day||Friday, December 31, 2021*|
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||Monday, January 17, 2022|
|Washington's Birthday||Monday, February 21, 2022|
|D.C. Emancipation Day||Friday, April 15, 2022*|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 30, 2022|
|Juneteenth National Independence Day||Monday, June 20, 2022*|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 4, 2022|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 5, 2022|
|Indigenous Peoples' Day||Monday, October 10, 2022|
|Veterans Day||Friday, November 11, 2022|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 24, 2022|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 26, 2022*|
Specific rules govern which workday will be observed as a legal public holiday for employees with part time schedules and employees whose basic workweek does not occur between Monday through Friday.
For part-time employees, whenever a public holiday falls on a workday within the employee’s scheduled tour of duty, the part-time employee will be entitled to holiday pay. When a public holiday falls on a non-workday for a part-time employee, the part-time employee is not entitled to holiday pay, and no “in-lieu-of” or make-up day is authorized for that part-time employee.
For full-time employees with schedules other than Monday through Friday, including compressed work schedules, when a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled day off, the legal public holiday for that employee depends on their scheduled tour of duty. The resulting legal public holiday is often called an “in-lieu-of” holiday. For these employees, when a holiday falls on the:
The following section, “’In-Lieu-Of’ Schedules for Non-Standard Workweeks,” provides specific guidance on how to determine an “in-lieu-of” holiday.
Please refer to the tables below for guidance on determining the legal public holiday for employees who work non-standard schedules.
|"In-Lieu-Of" Days for Monday Holidays|
|Scheduled Days Off||"In-Lieu-Of" Holiday||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday||Washington's Birthday||Memorial Day||Juneteenth National Independence Day||Independence Day||Labor Day||Indigenous Peoples' Day||Christmas Day|
|Sun & Mon||Tues||Jan 18||Feb 22||May 31||June 21||July 5||Sep 6||Oct 11||Dec 27|
|Mon & Tues||Sun||Jan 16||Feb 20||May 29||June 19||July 3||Sep 4||Oct 9||Dec 25|
|Mon & Wed|
|Mon & Thurs|
|Mon & Fri|
|Mon & Sat|
|"In-Lieu-Of" Days for Thursday Holidays|
|Scheduled Days Off||"In-Lieu-Of" Holiday||Thanksgiving Day|
|Sun & Thurs||Fri||Nov 25|
|Mon & Thurs||Wed||Nov 23|
|Tues & Thurs|
|Wed & Thurs|
|Thurs & Fri|
|Thurs & Sat|
|"In-Lieu-Of" Days for Friday Holidays|
|Scheduled Days Off||"In-Lieu-Of" Holiday||New Year's Day||D.C. Emancipation Day|
|Sun & Fri||Sat||Jan 1||Apr 16|
|Mon & Fri||Thurs||Dec 30||Apr 14|
|Tues & Fri|
|Wed & Fri|
|Thurs & Fri|
|Fri & Sat|
Some District government agencies must operate on legal public holidays. For this reason, agencies may schedule employees to work on holidays. However, an employee scheduled to work on a holiday may take annual leave, sick leave, or leave without pay when such leave is approved by the agency according to agency leave procedures. If the employee's leave request is not approved, then they are required to report to work on the holiday.
An employee who is scheduled to work on a holiday and does not receive an “in-lieu-of” day will be paid holiday premium pay for that day. Holiday premium pay will only be paid for work actually performed. An employee who performs holiday work is entitled to a minimum of two hours of holiday premium pay. For guidance on holiday premium pay, please refer to Premium Pay – Holiday Premium Pay, E-DPM Issuance No. 11B-73 (Feb. 25, 2010).
Subject to individual agency policies, employees who are required to work on a holiday but use approved leave will not receive premium holiday pay nor an “in-lieu-of” day. Employees who are paid at Grade 15 or above shall not be entitled to holiday premium pay.
In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of this E-District Personnel Manual (DPM) issuance and any collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the provisions of the CBA will control to the extent that there is a difference.
This issuance applies to those District government agencies subordinate to the Mayor’s personnel authority. Other personnel authorities or independent agencies may adopt any of these procedures to provide guidance to employees under their respective jurisdictions. The provisions in this issuance exclude the following employees:
Issued by Interim Director E. Lindsey Maxwell II, Esq., D.C. Department of Human Resources on Nov. 19, 2021, 1:27 p.m.