Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fourth of July Holiday Observation

From the Associate Vice President for Human Resource Management
The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year. New York State time and attendance rules provide that state employees for whom Saturday is a regularly scheduled day off receive a compensatory day to be used before July 4, 2016.   

We anticipate that many professional and classified employees will request a day off on Friday, July 3. If all employees in an office or department make such a request, department heads may, with the permission of the provost, vice president, or CIO, elect to close the office on July 3.

Any office or department that obtains permission and plans to close on Friday, July 3, should post notices in advance and change voicemail recordings so that students and other employees are aware that the department will be closed. 

Please note that any employee who elects to take the day off on Friday, July 3, must charge vacation accruals or personal leave. Although employees will receive a compensatory day for the Independence Day holiday, that compensatory day cannot be used until after it is earned on July 4. In addition, no employee who wants to work can be required to take the day off on July 3.

Every effort should be made to ensure the safety of employees who wish to work and will be alone in the department or area. If it appears that an employee you supervise will be working alone in an isolated location, please contact Susan Earshen, associate vice president for human resource management, at 878-3042 to discuss appropriate arrangements.

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