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.
|New Year's Day||Friday, January 1, 2016|
|Floating Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)||Monday, January 18, 2016|
|President's Day||Monday, February 15, 2016|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 30, 2016|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 4, 2016|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 5, 2016|
|Veteran's Day||Friday, November 11, 2016|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 24, 2016|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, November 25, 2016|
|Christmas Eve (1/2 day, observed)||Friday, December 23, 2016|
|Christmas Day (observed)||Monday, December 26, 2016|
|Floating Holiday (Day After Christmas, observed)||Tuesday, December 27, 2016|
* 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.