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Holiday Pay Substitutions

These can change from year to year.

Just because you requested and were approved to substitute December 24 for December 26 in 2017 doesn't mean you must do the same thing in 2018.  Substitutions do not carry-over from year to year.  Requests for time off for religious observances can also change from year to year.  Holiday Pay Substitutions are not related to religious observances and doing so is a misinterpretation of the Agreement.

If a House Officer's Birthday falls on another House Officer holiday, it shall be observed on another day mutually agreeable to the House Officer and his/her Program Director, and that House Officer will be eligible for holiday pay if he/she has any assigned responsibilities by their training program on that agreed-upon date. Requests for substitution of a House Officer's Birthday holiday must be made within sixty (60) calendar days prior to their birthday.

Any House Officer may substitute up to two (2) alternative days of his/her choice for any of the previously defined House Officer holidays within any twelve (12) month appointment period so long as the substitution request is made sixty (60) calendar days prior to the holiday. These substitutions will be mutually agreeable to the House Officer and his/her Program Director. That House Officer will be eligible for holiday pay if he/she has any assigned responsibilities by their training program on those agreed-upon substitute dates.

It is the responsibility of the Employer to act in good-faith and have schedules available for House Officers well in advance of sixty (60) calendar days.