Information Regarding the Floating Holiday Benefit

As President Turner outlined in his message to faculty and staff on April 29, SMU is providing benefit-eligible staff a floating holiday each fiscal year.

Staff members on the payroll before the start of the current fiscal year (June 1, 2022) will see the floating holiday in their leave balances on my.SMU.  Staff members hired in the current fiscal year will receive the time off at the start of the next fiscal year (June 1, 2023).

The floating holiday is chosen by the employee with their supervisor’s approval and must be used during the fiscal year as the time off is not carried over from one year to the next.

The floating holiday is based on an employee’s standard hours. For example, employees who work 37.5 hours per week will accrue 7.5 hours of holiday time.

When recording the floating holiday on timesheets, bi-weekly employees should report the time as FLB (Floating Holiday Bi-Weekly) and monthly employees should report it as FLT (Floating Holiday-Monthly).

In addition to the new Floating Holiday, the following dates are designated as
SMU Holidays for fiscal year 2022-2023:


Independence Day — Monday, July 4

Labor Day Monday, September 5

Thanksgiving — Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25

Christmas/Winter Break — Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2


Martin Luther King, Jr, Day — Monday, January 16

Good Friday — Friday, April 7

Memorial Day — Monday, May 29

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