November 9, 2020
To Faculty and Staff:
The holiday season is fast approaching. Like many things this year, the holiday breaks will look somewhat different than years
past. We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of the procedures for the upcoming
Thanksgiving and Winter breaks.
Once again, the College will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving. We are encouraging all classified (CSEA, PEF) employees, excluding Physical Plant
and University Police staff deemed necessary by their supervisors for operations,
to take the day after Thanksgiving off and charge it to the appropriate leave accruals
(vacation, personal, or compensatory time). This is also true for Management Confidential
Your participation in this effort is strictly voluntary. Those employees that wish
to work the day after Thanksgiving must obtain approval from their supervisor to work
remotely. Only Physical Plant and University Police staff will be permitted to work on site
UUP employees will observe Election Day on the day after Thanksgiving.
The campus will be closing for Winter Break the evening of Thursday, December 24 through
and including Friday, January 1, 2021. As usual during this time frame, all staff
are encouraged to use vacation, holiday, or compensatory leave credits 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
For those of you without sufficient vacation or holiday leave credits or employees
who wish to work, you must obtain approval from your supervisor to work remotely during
the period. Only Physical Plant and University Police staff will be permitted to work on site. Supervisors are responsible for providing appropriate work assignments during the
period. Should you have any questions regarding the break periods or the use of leave credits,
please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year has brought us many challenges, but your hard work and diligence has allowed
us to continue to provide a quality education to our students during these unprecedented
times. I know many of you have worked hard and put in long hours over the past several months
and I hope the holiday breaks give you a well-deserved opportunity to rest, recover
and spend time with your families and friends.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season.