September 19, 2003  


2003 Winter Closure

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 20 through January 2, 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 and Friday, December 25 and 26, and Thursday, January 1 are University holidays; December 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31 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 24 and January 2 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 their 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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