Time Off & Leave

The State of Colorado currently offers employees a comprehensive leave program that includes, but is not limited to annual, sick, holiday, family medical, short-term disability and military. Employees earn personal and sick leave at varying accrual rates, based on years of service. Full-time employees begin earning annual leave at an accrual rate of 8 hours per month and sick leave at 6.66 hours per month. Leave for a part-time employee is earned on a pro-rated basis.

The Division of Human Resources provides professional consulting and technical guidance on the State's leave policies including: Annual, sick, holiday, family medical, military leave, veterans, active military, and national disaster response personnel.       

Governor's Holidays

Governor Polis announced that in addition to Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, state offices will be closed on the following days for state employees to enjoy during this holiday season:

  • Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29

  • Christmas Eve, December 24

  • Early Release at 2:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve, December 31

Please use these FAQs as a resource and direct any questions regarding the Governor's Holidays to your agency's HR or payroll office.

Governor's Holidays FAQs

Holiday Schedules

2019 Holiday Schedule   FY 2019-20 Holiday Schedule   2018 Holiday Schedule   FY 2018-19 Holiday Schedule

Employee Resources

Related Links


For more information, email the Compensation Unit at dpa_jobevalcomp@state.co.us