December 12, 2003  


Winter Shutdown

By Lee Lyon

Once again, the University is requiring schools, departments, and administrative units to close down all possible operations during the winter holiday period.

SLAC will be closed December 20th through January 2nd with the exception of staff who are requested to work for a critical reason and those needed to ensure site safety and security. Employees not specifically requested to work are asked not to come to the site.

This year Christmas falls on a Thursday. The Laboratory, except for a few areas, will be closed from the end of the day Friday, December 19, 2003, at midnight (0:00) through the end of the day Friday, January 2, 2004, at midnight (0:00). Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th, and Thursday, January the 1st are University holidays; the 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th and 31st are non-paid days when staff will have to use personal time or vacation time to receive full pay (there may be a few staff with unusual schedules for whom the exact dates will be somewhat different). The University has declared December 24th and January 2nd as paid days off. Staff who are required to work on those days will have the sixteen hours added to their vacation accrual. SSRL may have a slightly different schedule due to its operational requirements; SSRL management will inform staff of the schedule.

We recognize this mandatory time off may create some hardship since all staff have been asked to use their vacation accrued this year. We will allow staff to borrow their three Personal Time Off days, their Floating Holiday (formerly Birthday Holiday), and their January vacation accrual from calendar year 2004 to assist with maintenance of pay during this shutdown.


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Last update Friday December 12, 2003 by Emily Ball