Since religious observances do not always conform to academic holidays, fair, reasonable, and appropriate accommodations to students wishing to observe religious holidays are encouraged, provided that students notify their instructors well in advance of schedule conflicts.
When scheduled class meetings, tests or exams fall on religious holidays, students should contact their instructors as soon as possible. Students are responsible for all work missed. Faculty are encouraged to be sensitive to the religious practices of their students and to provide appropriate alternatives to those students whenever it is academically feasible to do so.
Supervisors should make reasonable accommodation in granting leave requests for the religious holiday needs of employees unless the accommodation will result in undue hardship.
Employees may use accrued or earned annual, family/personal, compensatory, overtime, or recognition leave. Employees should make these requests in advance to allow agencies to be able to accommodate these requests.