In Brief

Campus holiday closure set for Dec. 25 through Jan. 4

| 20 November 2008

The annual winter energy curtailment during which most campus offices are closed and heating is shut off in many campus buildings to save energy costs this year will be between Thursday, Dec. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 4. Four days of the closure are university holidays: Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25 and 26, and Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 31 and Jan.1.

Three days of closure are not holidays, however: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29 and 30, and Friday, Jan. 2.

Human Resources is encouraging managers to accommodate employee requests to use leave or alternate work schedules during the closure, to let employees know soon what options they will have for taking the time off, and to consider requests for leave from Dec. 22 through 24, which would give employees a full two-week break.

In addition, Human Resources is encouraging managers to accommodate employees who have insufficient accrued leave time by making special arrangements such as alternate schedules, accrual of compensatory time in advance, or reassignment during the closure. Managers should confirm the arrangements in writing for employees covered by collective-bargaining agreements.

Details on the energy curtailment and a list of options to help managers meet both unit and employee needs are posted on the Human Resources website.