November 1, 2021
To Classified and Management Confidential Staff*:
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and, as usual, we would like to take this opportunity
to conserve energy and close down the entire campus for the long weekend.
Virtually all of the buildings will be closed and temperatures in these buildings
reduced. Therefore, I request that all classified (CSEA, PEF) employees, excluding
Physical Plant and University Police staff deemed necessary by their supervisors for
adequate operations, take the day after Thanksgiving off and charge it to the appropriate
leave time (vacation, personal, or compensatory time). I request the same of Management
Your participation in this effort is strictly voluntary. (Those employees who choose
to work the day after Thanksgiving may work remotely only with the approval of their
I hope this extended holiday weekend will give you an opportunity to spend more time
with your families and friends and add enjoyment to your holiday. Please accept my
thanks and appreciation for your cooperation in our effort to conserve energy. Best
wishes for a happy holiday.
*UUP employees will observe Election Day on the day after Thanksgiving.