April 2, 2004  


Winter Shutdown Permanently Extended

The University has decided to permanently extend the annual Winter Shutdown from one week to two. A full two week shutdown will now become the norm for the entire University for the foreseeable future.

The original objective in closing the University was budget savings. There has been a surprising amount of positive feedback from people throughout campus.

In addition to institutionalizing the shutdown, there will be two additional paid days off in 2004 to assist employees in maintaining full pay during the shutdown; in all future years, there will be one paid day off granted.

This year SLAC will be shutdown on Saturday, December 18 and will renew work again on Monday, January 3, 2005—except for some special projects. In the Fall, when science program decisions have been finalized, more details will be communicated.

SLAC will follow its past practice of allowing staff who have insufficient time to cover the mandatory days off to borrow from their 2005 Personal Time Off days, their Floating holiday, and, if necessary, from their January 2005 vacation accrual.

Contact: Lee Lyon, Ext. 2283,



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Last update Tuesday March 30, 2004 by Emily Ball