Former President Daniel Mark Fogel
September 21, 2009
To UVM Faculty and Staff
From: Daniel Mark Fogel, President
Re: Additional Benefits: December 28, 29, 30, 2009!
I was pleased to announce earlier today at our Staff Recognition Week Social on the Green that we have decided again to award all UVM employees four additional paid break days—December 28, 29, & 30—bringing the time off between the semesters to eleven days (beginning Thursday, December 24, and ending when offices reopen on Monday, January 4, 2010).
Essential employees who must work on break 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, non-exempt 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. Please address any questions to Associate Vice President for Human Resources Barbara Johnson at 656-4490 (Barbara.Johnson@uvm.edu). For guidance on special pay practices for employees providing essential services during this time, see the FAQs at Winter Break FAQs.
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. I hope the additional time off will allow us all to recharge our batteries, spend time with family and friends, and prepare for the spring semester.
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