Holiday Schedule 2011-2012 and 2012-2013

      PDAD&C #77, 2010-11
      HR #31, 2010-11

MEMORANDUM

To:
 Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs
 Professional and Managerial Staff
From:
 Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
 Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Date:
 May 10, 2011
Re:
 Holiday Schedule 2011-2012 and 2012-2013



In planning the University’s holiday schedule, we make every effort to provide a two week closure in December, knowing how all of us appreciate the opportunity to have a break and also to match the closure schedule set out by the GTA school boards.  Due to academic programming issues, including exam timetables, we were unable to schedule a two week break for 2011-12, but we are delighted to report that there will be a two week closure in 2012-13.  We do want to remind everyone that this does not preclude employees, in particular those staff with children who will be on school holiday, from requesting additional vacation days.  

July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012

Canada Day Friday July 1, 2011
Civic Holiday Monday August 1, 2011
Labour Day Monday September 5, 2011
Thanksgiving Day Monday October 10, 2011
Christmas/New Year Wednesday December 21, 2011 to Friday December 30, 2011
inclusive
Family Day Monday, February 20, 2012
Good Friday Friday April 6, 2012
Victoria Day Monday May 21, 2012

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

Canada Day                         Monday July 2, 2012                                        
Civic Holiday                       Monday August 6, 2012 
Labour Day                          Monday September 3, 2012 
Thanksgiving Day              Monday October 8, 2012
Christmas/New Year         Monday December 24, 2012 to Friday January 4, 2013 inclusive
Family Day                           Monday, February 18, 2013 
Good Friday                         Friday March 29, 2013                 
Victoria Day                         Monday May 20, 2013 

It should be noted that summer hours begin on July 1 and end at Labour Day annually.

This announcement is not intended to establish service or operating schedules in such divisions as the Central Library, UTCNS, or Facilities and Services, where announcements will be made separately.  In other areas, certain staff may be required to maintain essential services or to provide service to the public.  Staff required to work during holiday periods should be granted compensating time off at a later date.  Employees covered by collective agreements are subject to the provisions contained in their collective agreements.

Supervisors and administrators are requested to schedule holiday staffing arrangements, where required, as far in advance as possible, and are encouraged to consult their personnel officer in Human Resources offices at 215 Huron Street or in decentralized personnel offices for advice.  Any questions about the alternative arrangements that should be made for non-unionized administrative staff who are required to work on a scheduled holiday should be directed to the personnel officer assigned to your area.  Questions regarding the application of the collective agreements for unionized staff should be directed to Human Resources at (416) 978-6503.

We would be grateful if you would bring this schedule to the attention of all staff.