October 7, 2005
Winter Closure Memo to the SLAC Community
By Lee Lyon
SLAC will again shut down over the winter holiday
period. For most areas of the Lab, we will shut down at the end of
business on December 21 and will return to work at the beginning of
business day on January 3, 2006. December 23, December 26 and January 2
are University holidays. In addition, we will receive one paid day off
during this period. This will require staff to use four days of
vacation, PTO or leave without salary to cover the total shutdown time.
We will again allow staff with insufficient leave to borrow their three
Personal Time Off days, their Floating Holiday and, if necessary, their
January vacation accrual from calendar year 2006 in order to maintain
pay during this shutdown. These same provisions will apply to members of
the bargaining unit, pending final approval by USW leadership.
Some areas of SLAC that are critical to our science, safety and
security will be working during some of the closure period. We will run
both SPEAR3 and PEP II/BaBar in order to maximize the science. This
means that some employees closely associated with the running of the two
machines will be required to work during the shutdown. In addition,
GLAST will also require significant staffing during this period.
Management in those areas will inform staff of their schedules. Staff
who are required to work during the shutdown will have eight hours added
to their vacation balance.
Contact: Lee Lyon, Human Resources, Ext. 2283,
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