General Lab Information

Laboratory Holiday Schedule

The Laboratory designates eleven and one-half days in each calendar year as observed holidays. A holiday is defined as a specified period when normal Laboratory operations are suspended and eligible employees are excused from work at no loss in pay. The holiday benefit is extended, by means of additional pay or other compensation, to eligible employees who are required or not scheduled to work during the designated period. In addition to the regularly established Laboratory holidays, the Director may declare a "Special Holiday" in response to a Presidential proclamation.

2021 Holidays
New Year's Day Friday, January 1, 2021
Floating Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2021
President's Day Monday, February 15, 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021
Juneteenth (observed) Friday, June 18, 2021
Independence Day (observed) Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021
Veteran's Day Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2021
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26, 2021
Christmas Eve (1/2 day) Thursday, December 23, 2021
Christmas Day (observed) Friday, December 24, 2021
Floating Holiday - New Year's Eve Friday, December 31, 2021

* The Christmas Eve Half-Holiday consists of the last four hours of regularly scheduled work preceding Christmas Day. A holiday which occurs on a Saturday is observed on the prior Friday; a holiday which occurs on a Sunday is observed on the succeeding Monday.