University of Vermont

Former President Daniel Mark Fogel

Fogel - Fall 07 Welcome Aug 21

September 24, 2007

To: UVM Faculty and Staff

Re: Additional Benefits: December 26, 27, & 28, 2007!

We have decided again to award all UVM employees three additional paid break days —December 26, 27, & 28—bringing the time off between the semesters to eleven days (beginning Saturday, December 22, and ending when offices reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2008).

Essential employees who must work on break days days, as determined by supervisors in their work units, will receive their regular compensation and will be awarded alternative time off at a later date, on a one-for-one basis. Clinical faculty and others with split appointments with Fletcher Allen Health Care must of course meet their clinical obligations. Employees who had planned to take those days off and who have already filed for leave need to adjust their leave records accordingly.

All regular faculty, exempt staff, nonexempt staff, and represented staff, both full and part-time, are eligible for the break days, unless asked to work during this period to maintain essential services. For bargaining unit employees, eligibility for the three break days will be confirmed in consultation with the appropriate union representatives. Temporary employees are not eligible for compensation during non-working periods. Supervisors and employees with questions should contact Barbara Johnson, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, at 6-4490 (Barbara.Johnson@uvm.edu). Because there are special pay practices for employees providing essential services during this time, you may check the FAQs at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmhr/?Page=winterbreak_FAQs.html.

Please know that you have my profound gratitude for the commitment and dedication you have demonstrated to the University of Vermont during this past year. We have enjoyed another remarkable and successful year, and this additional time off will allow us all recharge our batteries, spend time with family and friends, and prepare for the spring semester.

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