As well as their annual leave, Glasgow Life employees are entitled to 6.5 days Public Holiday (pro rata for part-time employees). These are:
|New Year's Day
|New Year's Eve (1/2 day)
Services with varying operational needs may grant employees public holidays which are different from the above. The Head of Service should contact GL Position Management to discuss how these are recorded.
When Christmas or New Year holidays fall on Saturday or Sunday, specific consideration may have to be given to the definition of the public holiday, where these days are part of the regular working week.
Employees who work part-time or are on a non-standard work pattern will receive a pro-rata'd public holiday entitlement. This is shown separately on My Portal as a Public Holiday Adjustment.
The Public Holiday Adjustment may be a positive and so this time off can be requested in the same way as annual leave hours. However, depending on when the Public Holidays fall, the Adjustment may be a negative which means the number of hours the employee requires to take as Public Holiday is more than what they are entitled to. The employee should discuss with their manager how they are going to off-set these hours.
Non-portal users should contact their manager to confirm what their Public Holiday Adjustment is.
Re-calculating PH entitlement
PH entitlement can be re-calculated if, for example, your contractual hours have changed, by using the AL calculator above.
Additional day's leave in recognition of the Coronation of King Charles III
All employees have been granted an additional day's leave (pro-rata) in 2023 and this can be calculated using the AL calculator above. Please note this will not be displayed on My Portal due to it being outwith the usual AL/PH entitlement and so it should be managed offline. Please discuss with your manager when you would like to take this additional day and the usual conditions apply.