As outlined in the FSU holiday calendar, the Christmas Holiday will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. The New Year’s Holiday will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Employees required to work on either or both holidays may earn straight time compensatory leave.
Included in the annual calendar this year is a five-day “Winter Break” from Monday, December 24, 2012, through Tuesday, January 1, 2013, approved by our President. These are additional holidays and no annual leave usage is required. The University will reopen for business on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
Generally speaking, the University will be closed during this time. However, services that are essential (as determined by department heads) to the University must continue. Any employee (A&P, USPS or 12-month Faculty) required by the department head to work during the Winter Break days may earn “Winter Break” compensatory leave to be used by the end of the fiscal year. Unlike other compensatory leave, there will be no “cash out.” Employees will be required to use the time before June 30, 2013, or lose it.
For employees represented by a union, the University will seek to reach an agreement with the unions to provide this Winter Break to bargaining unit employees. An updated communication will be provided after we have reached agreement with the unions.
OPS employees required to work during this time period must have supervision and will only be paid for time worked. Per policy, they will not accrue compensatory time.
General questions regarding Winter Break or Attendance and Leave concerns should be directed to Christine Conley at 644-1978. Questions regarding Winter Break for union represented USPS employees should be directed to Renisha Gibbs at 644-8082. Questions regarding Winter Break for union represented Faculty employees should be directed to Susannah Miller at 645-1746.