The Governor’s recent proclamation of Friday, July 5, 2013 as a legal state holiday does not apply to the LSU System.
According to LSU System Policy PM-5, holidays are set by the LSU System which authorizes 14 paid holidays a year. Any other state holidays which may be declared by the Governor or named in the civil service rules will not be observed by the LSU System.
Any employees not reporting for work on July 5, 2013 must have received prior approval by their supervisors to utilize their accrued annual leave or leave without pay, unless otherwise authorized (i.e. FMLA, sick leave, etc.).