ADEC employees were in for an early Christmas surprise this year when ADEC announced its 2017 holiday schedule. Instead of the traditional eight paid holidays in 2017, ADEC employees will enjoy nine paid holidays.

As ADEC celebrates 65 years of choice and possibility for the people we serve, we also celebrate the people who make ADEC possible – our staff. Because of the dedication and effort our staff puts into working at ADEC each day, our Leadership Team is continually working to make ADEC a place where people love to come to work.

This increase in paid holidays is one of many results of the Employee Survey conducted earlier this year. ADEC’s Leadership Team carefully read through all of the employee comments and suggestions. They noticed a consistent trend of employees requesting more paid holidays so they planned 2017 to include one new holiday – President’s Day, February 20.

That’s one whole new day for ADEC employees to stay home, catch up on errands, enjoy being with family or binge on that Netflix show you’ve been working on. So if you work for ADEC – mark your calendar now – you’re off on Monday, Feb. 20.

ADEC’s Leadership Team also decided to restructure the preexisting holiday schedule. ADEC employees will now enjoy a four-day weekend for the Fourth of July – perfect for enjoying those endless sunny days or planning a family trip.

And that’s not all! All direct support professionals who work in group homes, supported living or respite care on Christmas Eve 2016 will receive holiday pay (time and a half) for their efforts. This is in addition to the holiday pay offered on Christmas Day 2016.

Over the next few months, please stay tuned for more updates as ADEC’s Leadership Team continues to process the Employee Survey and introduce new benefits. It’s a great time to be an ADEC employee – and it’s never too late to join us. Click here for more information on working for ADEC.

Paid Holiday Schedule – 2017

January 2 – New Year’s Day
Feb 20 – President’s Day
May 29 – Memorial Day
July 3 – ADEC Observed Holiday
July 4 – Independence Day
Sept. 4 – Labor Day
Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 24 – Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 – Christmas Day