November 21, 2022
To Faculty and Staff:
The College is once again planning to reduce expenses and conserve energy by maintaining
services to a minimum number of buildings during the holiday break. In an effort to
maximize savings and promote sustainability, we will be closing most campus buildings
on Friday evening, December 23, 2022 through and including Monday, January 2, 2023. All campus buildings will reopen for normal operations at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
January 3, 2023.
As usual during this timeframe, all staff are encouraged to utilize vacation, holiday,
or compensatory leave credits in order to take this time to rest and rejuvenate ahead
of the new year. Physical Plant and University Police staff must check with their
immediate supervisors regarding their work status through this period.
Those without sufficient leave credits, or employees who wish to work during the break,
may take advantage of the College’s new Alternate Work Arrangements Policy. Employees must consult with their supervisor to request to work remotely during
the period. Supervisors are responsible to submit a Request for Alternate Work (Occasional Remote Work) for each employee by Friday, December 9. Supervisors must ensure that employees have an updated performance program (if applicable)
on file, have completed all required trainings, have appropriate equipment, an internet
connection, and sufficient work tasks to complete remotely during the period. In addition,
personal items or work materials needed during the break must be taken when leaving
on December 23. There will be no access to offices during this period.
Please contact Human Resources, ext. 2107, with any questions regarding the break
period and/or the use of leave credits. Note that there are four (4) working days
during the break this year, so please ensure that sufficient vacation or holiday time
accruals are available to charge time appropriately.
Departments should be certain to leave a voicemail message explaining that Farmingdale
State College will be closed from the evening of Friday, December 23, 2022 and will
reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 as part of its energy-saving program.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.