State agency employees are entitled to a paid day off from work on a national, state, and skeleton crew holiday that the State observes as outlined in Texas Government Code, Chapter 662.
A state agency must have enough state employees on duty during a state holiday to conduct the public business of the agency, except on state holidays that fall on a weekend, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, December 24, and December 26 (Texas Government Code, Section 662.004).
An employee who actually works on a national holiday or a state holiday, if the holiday does not fall on a weekend, will be allowed compensatory time off during the 12-month period following the date of the holiday worked (Texas Government Code, Section 662.007).
Holiday schedules for the biennium are posted after the close of each legislative session.
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