If you are considering department closure or change in schedule during the December holidays, you must inform Labor & Employee Relations so the proper union notices are disseminated to prevent your department from incurring unnecessary costs in paying wages for hours not worked.  

The 2016 holiday schedule incorporates the following dates:

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Department heads may choose to close their departments during the holiday weeks based on operational needs; however, any closure requires notice to those unions with affected employees.  

So long as the proper notice is given, the employees in the closed departments will be allowed to take days off and charge them to accumulated vacation, compensatory time off, or leave without pay. In order to ensure continued paid leave status, employees who do not have sufficient vacation leave accrued may be advanced vacation leave in accordance with applicable policy and contracts.

If you are considering a department closure, or if you have any questions, please contact Labor and Employee Relations Specialist Jennifer Poza by Friday, Oct. 21.