We understand that some groups are calling for a national general strike on February 17. This activity is unrelated to University business. Employees who may wish to participate will need to do so on their own time. Please remind employees of the following:

  • If an employee takes time off from work to participate in the activity – either a full work day or partial day – he/she must do so on his/her own personal time, such as using accrued vacation leave or taking leave without pay.   
  • Consistent with applicable policies and procedures, he/she would need to request time off in advance from his/her supervisor. 
  • Also consistent with applicable policies and procedures, the supervisor has the discretion to grant or deny the employee’s request for time off, depending on operational and business needs. 

 Please contact your LER representative for further information or with any questions.