Green Days FAQ
- Will my available vacation time for the fiscal year be reduced to account for the “Green Days”?
No, your vacation time will not be affected by the Green Days.
- Will my vacation time be charged if I have already requested any or all of the Green Days off?
Benefits-eligible employees will be paid for Green Days and vacation time will not be charged. SEIU bargaining unit employees who are typically on a short work break during the winter break closing dates are not eligible for Green Days but can request vacation pay during that time as has been past practice.
- If a bargaining unit employee is typically laid off during winter break, as per the SEIU contract, is he/she eligible for the Green Days?
No, he/she would be on a short work break and not eligible for the Green Days. SEIU bargaining unit employees can request vacation pay during that time as has been past practice.
- How do I know if I am considered essential for the winter break and thus, required to work?
Managers and supervisors will inform their direct reports of this designation where applicable.
- If I have to work on the Green Days, will I receive additional time off?
Yes. You will be credited with an equal amount of extra time off for each day worked to be taken after the Green Days and on or before June 30.
- What if I’m a temporary employee?
Temporary employees are not eligible for Green Days and will receive pay for any hours worked during the winter break closing.
- What if I’m a graduate assistant?
Departments are advised to follow ordinarily used practices when determining how to pay graduate assistants during winter break. Semi-monthly graduate assistants will continue to receive pay during winter break without disruption. Graduate assistants who are paid weekly will receive pay for any hours that are worked during winter break.