|Effective Date:||Expiration Date:||Chapters:|
|Sept. 29, 2022||Jan. 1, 2024||12|
This issuance provides the list of all legal public holidays for calendar year 2023. 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.
Full-Time Schedules with a Monday through Friday workweek
For calendar year 2023, 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 2023 Legal Public Holidays|
|New Year's Day||Monday, January 2, 2023*|
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||Monday, January 16, 2023|
|Washington's Birthday||Monday, February 20, 2023|
|D.C. Emancipation Day||Monday, April 17, 2023*|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29, 2023|
|Juneteenth National Independence Day||Monday, June 19, 2023|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4, 2023|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4, 2023|
|Indigenous Peoples' Day||Monday, October 9, 2023|
|Veterans Day||Friday, November 10, 2023*|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23, 2023|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25, 2023|
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||New Year's Day||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday||Washington's Birthday||DC Emancipation Day||Memorial Day||Juneteenth National Independence Day||Labor Day||Indigenous Peoples' Day||Christmas Day|
|Sun & Mon||Tues||Jan 3||Jan 17||Feb 21||Apr 18||May 30||June 20||Sep 5||Oct 10||Dec 26|
|Mon & Tues||Sun||Jan 1||Jan 15||Feb 19||Apr 16||May 28||June 18||Sep 3||Oct 8||Dec 24|
|Mon & Wed|
|Mon & Thurs|
|Mon & Fri|
|Mon & Sa|
|"In-Lieu-Of" Days for Tuesday Holidays|
|Scheduled Days Off||"In-Lieu-Of" Holiday||Independence Day|
|Sun & Tues||Wed||July 5|
|Mon & Tues|
|Tues & Wed||Mon||July 3|
|Tues & Thurs|
|Tues & Fri|
|Tues & Sat|
|"In-Lieu-Of" Days for Thursday Holidays|
|Scheduled Days Off||"In-Lieu-Of" Holiday||Thanksgiving Day|
|Sun & Thurs||Fri||Nov 25|
|Wed & Thurs|
|Mon & Thurs||Wed||Nov 23|
|Tues & Thurs|
|Thurs & Fri|
|Thurs & Sat|
|"In-Lieu-Of" Days for Friday Holidays|
|Scheduled Days Off||"In-Lieu-Of" Holiday||Veterans Day|
|Sun & Fri||Sat||Nov 11|
|Mon & Fri|
|Tues & Fri|
|Wed & Fri|
|Thurs & Fri|
|Fri & Sat||Thurs||Nov 9|
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- District Personnel Manual (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 holiday premium 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-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:
For additional information concerning this issuance, please contact the Department of Human Resources, Policy and Compliance Administration, by calling (202) 442-9700 or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Issued by Interim Director E. Lindsey Maxwell, III Esq., D.C. Department of Human Resources on Sept. 29, 2022, 1:25 p.m.