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The city recognizes ten holidays per year. The following will help you know what to track on your timecard during a holiday week.

You can read more about the city's policies around holidays and holiday eligibility in Career Service Rule 10.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Controller's Office, Payroll Division will add the holiday to your timecard. If you work in DEN Operations, your holiday must be entered on your timecard by your supervisor.

However, if the holiday is missing from your timecard, your supervisor must enter the holiday manually on your timecard.

Per Career Service Rule 10-61, you must be on an authorized, paid leave the days before and after the holiday in order to receive holiday pay.

Record your hours worked as usual and ask your supervisor to move the holiday to the day that you will take off, following CS Rule 10: Observation of Holidays.

     Supervisors: If an employee works on the holiday and does not take another day off, leave the holiday on the official day. If you choose to move the holiday, it must be moved within the same week.

An eligible full-time employee receives 8 hours of paid holiday, part time employees who work 20-29 hours receives 4 hours of paid holiday, and part time employees who work 30-39 hours receives 6 hours of paid holiday.

You must select one of the following choices, subject to approval by the appointing authority, to make up for the difference between the length of the work day missed and the eight hours of paid holiday leave allowed:

  • Hours may be deducted from your administrative leave granted for exemplary performance, earned compensatory time, earned paid time off, or earned vacation leave;
  • You may work additional hours within the work week; or
  • You may take the hours as unpaid leave.

For non-exempt employees with a 9/80 (flex) schedule, refer to the Flex Helper email you and your supervisor receive before a holiday.

Orange desk calendar

Holiday Schedule




Controller's Office, Payroll Division

720-913-5186 phone

720-913-5249 fax