Overview

​This directive covers Christmas Closure for managers, and opted out and excluded employees. It describes how Christmas Closure leave is scheduled and administered.

Entitlements for bargaining unit employees are contained in the ​Colle​ctive Agreement.

Entitlement for Christmas closure

Christmas Closure will result in closure of government offices and non-continuous operations as outlined below:

  • When Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the Christmas closure will occur on December 29 and 30;
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Monday, the Christmas closure will occur on December 28 and 29;
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday, the Christmas closure will occur on December 27, 28 and 31;
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Wednesday, the Christmas closure will occur on December 24, 30 and 31;
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Thursday, the Christmas closure will occur on December 29, 30 and 31;
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Friday, the Christmas closure will occur on December 29, 30 and 31; and
  • When Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, the Christmas closure will occur on December 29, 30 and 31.

Administration of Christmas closure

Christmas Closure days are not to be treated as vacation or paid holidays. Employees are required to take the number of days allotted to them.

When an employee is required to work on one of the paid days off as listed above, the paid days off or required period of time worked, shall be taken at the employee's discretion by the end of the next calendar year, subject to operational requirements and supervisor approval.

About this directive

Authority: Public Service Employment Regulation (PDF, 880 KB)
Application: Organizations under the Public Service Act
Effective Date: July 1, 2014
Contact: Alberta Public Service Commission:
Labour and Employment Practices; Labour and Employment Policy