Holiday Pay Reminder

If you are scheduled to work on a holiday, make sure you get holiday pay. There is no minimum time requirement to receive holiday pay.

A holiday is a 24-hour period beginning at 12:00 am.  Any amount of work assigned that day qualifies you for holiday pay. A request for pay must be submitted within 60 days of the holiday.

The HOA contract outlines that anyone who "is assigned any clinical responsibilities (including on-call, inpatient service coverage, clinics, rounding, jeopardy, home call, back-up, etc.)" on holidays, gets an extra day's pay (1/364th of the annual salary) for those days. The days that are applicable are only the actual holiday days, like Dec. 24, 25, and 31, and Jan 1, which are all University of Michigan recognized holidays.

There is not a certain amount of time required to work on a holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Even if you are on home call you still qualify for holiday pay. It used to be true that four hours qualified and less than four didn't. This is NOT true any longer. If you are receiving conflicting information, please contact the HOA office.

Many programs may have different ways to monitor this and ensure people get paid, but it may also be a good idea for those house officers working these days, (including jeopardy and home-call) to contact their program coordinators to confirm that the information gets forwarded to payroll.

Always review your paycheck to ensure that the appropriate amounts of compensation, as well as deductions, are being reflected.