2012-2013 Winter Break Schedule
The Office of Human Resources will be closed on University Holidays: December 24-26 and January 1.
On "Green Days" - December 27, 28 and 31 - the Office will be available virtually to employees through the Service Center by calling and leaving a message at 443-4042, or online at firstname.lastname@example.org. This voice and e-mail service will be checked twice daily during Green Days, and emergencies will be addressed promptly.
The Office will return to normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2 at 8:30 a.m.
In accordance with Syracuse University's Flexible Work and Sustainability Initiative, the University approved the 2012-2013 Winter Break work schedule for selected staff during the break period. The schedule promotes sustainability and energy conservation by reducing University-wide energy use and employee commuting during the break.
Following are details of the winter break work schedule:
- In addition to the regular University holidays of December 24, 25, and 26 and January 1, the following days have been designated as paid Green Days: December 27, 28 and 31. Green Days also apply to those working at Lubin House, Greenberg House and the Los Angeles office.
- Essential service units including Public Safety and Physical Plant and Maintenance will continue to provide services during the break.
- The SU Library will be open on a modified schedule.
- Faculty and graduate students may make arrangements through their school and college offices regarding lab and other research space needs.
- All non-bargaining unit employees providing essential services who are required to work during the Winter Break will be given an equal amount of time off to be used at another time within the fiscal year, scheduled with supervisor approval.
- Eligibility for the Winter Break schedule is extended to staff represented by unions, pending the fulfillment of bargaining responsibilities.
Under this schedule, sustainable benefits will be seen through a reduction of the carbon emissions otherwise generated through the daily commutes of University staff and campus transportation; reduced fuel consumption and costs; and anticipated energy savings that will result from closing or reduced operation of certain campus units and facilities. In developing this sustainable initiative, the University continues toward its effective and efficient plan to ensure a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, as part of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which Chancellor Cantor signed in 2007, and as part of the University's Climate Action Plan.