New winter break schedule announced

April 26, 2017 | UToday
By Christine Wasserman

In response to employee feedback, a new University of Toledo winter break schedule will become effective beginning in December to provide UT employees with days off to rest, relax and rejuvenate at a time when most departments are operationally slow. The University will suspend operations from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1.

“We’re very pleased to offer this break to the majority of our employees,” said Wendy Davis, interim associate vice president for human resources and talent development. “It’s in alignment with best practices, saves the University some money, and also supports better work/life balance.”

The new winter break time-off schedule supports the institution’s long-term sustainability by reducing costs, while still maintaining crucial functions, such as hospital operations at UT Medical Center, approved research activities, and public safety. Consequently, the new policy does not include UTMC employees, police or certain positions deemed necessary due to end-of-year operations.

The University will provide employees with the additional paid days off — either three days or four depending on which day the holiday falls in the year. This means the days off will be paid.

For 2017-18, the winter break schedule is:

• Monday, Dec. 25 — Holiday (Christmas);

• Tuesday, Dec. 26 — Holiday (Columbus Day);

• Wednesday, Dec. 27 — Paid day off provided by the University;

• Thursday, Dec. 28 — Paid day off provided by the University;

• Friday, Dec. 29 — Paid day off provided by the University; and

• Monday, Jan. 1 — Holiday (New Year’s Day).

More information is available on the Human Resources and Talent Development here.

Should you have any questions after reviewing the question-and-answer information, contact a human resources consultant.

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