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University Closure

Monday, December 5, 2016
To: Benefits-Eligible Employees
From: Division of Human Resources
Date: December 5, 2016
Subject: University Closure

As you may know, most University of Arizona departments close or reduce operations between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In the interest of greater consistency, we are standardizing our approach to managing time during this period.

For the upcoming University Closure period, paid time for employees eligible for full University benefits will be pre-loaded as follows:

Monday, December 26, 2016 Holiday
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Holiday
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 University Closure Time
Thursday, December 29, 2016 University Closure Time
Friday, December 30, 2016 University Closure Time
Monday, January 2, 2017 Holiday

Based on critical need, some departments may stay open, or require certain employees to remain at work during all or part of the University Closure. Those who will be working during the University Closure should remove the designation in order to report normal work hours and work with their supervisor to use holiday and University Closure days at a convenient time before June 30, 2017.

Employees who had banked compensatory time for the University Closure will be encouraged to use it before the end of the fiscal year.

As a reminder, to receive pay for the three holidays and University Closure time, employees must be on “approved paid status” on the day before and day after the closure. This means they must be in the UA Payroll system and either at work or on prearranged paid leave (such as vacation) on Friday, December 23, 2016 and Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Have questions? View Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Division of Human Resources at:

Main Campus
Phone: (520) 621-3660

UA Health Sciences
Phone: (520) 626-5593

Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Phone: (602) 827-2600