Using Your Sierra Time & Attendance System to Automate Your Company Holidays

Did you know that many U.S. employers recognize 10 federal holidays, if not more?

The upcoming long weekend has us thinking about holidays. Does your company celebrate an unusual holiday? Mardi Gras in Louisiana anyone? Caesar Chavez Day in California? Save yourself from additional payroll processing work by updating your time clocks to automate your paid holidays within your time keeping system. In addition, your employees see which holidays will be celebrated at a glance, all within your time and attendance system.

If you don’t know how to set up your company holidays, we’d love to help. Just contact our support team here! It’s quick and easy to load all of your holidays once a year and breeze through payroll processing after enjoying your long weekends.

Most companies commonly provide nine or ten paid holidays per year as public holidays, although there is no standard for any company. Federal holidays, or legal public holidays, are recognized by Congress but are not observed by all employers and can range from organization to organization.
Here is a list of legal public holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

Washington’s Birthday, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Columbus Day, the second Monday in October

Veterans Day, November 11

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Day, December 25