Chapter 123:1-44 Holidays
(A) An employee who is not in active pay status for the entire scheduled work day immediately preceding the holiday shall not receive holiday compensation, except as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule.
(B) An employee need not be in active pay status on the scheduled work day immediately preceding a holiday in order to be paid for the holiday if the employee is participating in a mandatory cost savings day or a voluntary cost savings day pursuant to section 124.392 of the Revised Code.
(C) Section 124.19 of the Revised Code does not provide for shifting the day on which a holiday is observed to any other day, with the exception of designated holidays at universities.
(D) An appointment into the classified or unclassified service of the state should not be made effective on a holiday unless the employee is scheduled to work on that day.
119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 124.09
Rule Amplifies: 124.18, 124.19
Prior Effective Dates: 8/24/81, 2/4/96, 4/5/99, 7/1/09 (Emer.), 9/27/09
Since many important religious observances occur on days not designated as legal holidays under division (A) of section 124.19 of the Revised Code, all state appointing authorities must observe liberal policies concerning requests for leaves of absence or vacation expressly for the purpose of engaging in religious observances.
(A) Appointing authorities must also give great deference to employee requests for small amounts of leaves of absence or vacation time in order to attend special worship services. Employees must follow standard agency policies in requesting such leaves of absence or vacation leaves.
(B) An employee who feels that an appointing authority has wrongfully denied a request for time off for religious observances should file a grievance under the agency's grievance procedure, or, if none exists, submit a written request for investigation to the director of administrative services.