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
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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