What is a Holiday Block?

Some, but not all, programs assign a block of days off during the holidays.

A Holiday Block is a block of days off that are not vacation days or days guaranteed to be free from duty in the collective bargaining agreement. Some programs assign a block of consecutive days off from work during the December and January holidays due to reduced clinic schedules, etc. Those programs offering a Holiday Block try to schedule these days off evenly. However, there is nothing in the Agreement that protects a Holiday Block.