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Office of the Chancellor

Reminder: Holiday Campus Closure Dates 2015-16

November 25, 2015

During the 2015 holiday season, UC Merced will officially close for eleven (11) days beginning Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, and returning on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

The closure period includes four University paid holidays (Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1) and three non-holiday work days (Dec. 28, 29, 30).  Staff employees must charge any non-holiday work days during the closure period to accrued vacation, accrued compensatory time off, or leave without pay.  Academic employees eligible for vacation time must charge the time off to accrued vacation or leave without pay.

Non-represented employees, who do not have accrued vacation or compensatory time off to cover the three work days during the closure (Dec. 28, 29, 30), may take vacation days in advance of actual accrual (in accordance with Personnel Policies for Staff Members 2.210, Absence from Work) to be used only during the campus closure.  For exclusively represented employees, the closure days will be handled in accordance with existing contract provisions or collective bargaining where applicable.

Some UC Merced employees and units will be required to work during the closure period and must notify their respective vice chancellor to do so.

Departments planning to maintain operations during the campus closure period should notify Facilities Management as soon as possible.  Staff employees with questions regarding the campus closure should contact Employee and Labor Relations.