Holiday Schedule 2014-15 and 2015-16

PDAD&C #63, 2013-14

To:  Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs;
Professional & Managerial Staff;
Confidential Staff 
From:      Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Date:  May 22, 2014 
Re:  Holiday Schedule 2014-15 and 2015-16

Please distribute to all faculty and staff.

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 the efforts to match the closure schedule set out by the school boards of the Greater Toronto Area.

Following consultation with the registrars' offices, we are delighted to report that there will be a two-week closure over the December break for 2014-15.

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Canada Day                           Tuesday, July 1, 2014                           
Civic Holiday                           Monday, August 4, 2014 
Labour Day                             Monday, September 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Day                   Monday, October 13, 2014 
Christmas / New Year             Monday, December 22, 2014 to Friday, January 2, 2015 inclusive
Family Day                              Monday, February 16, 2015 
Good Friday                            Friday, April 3, 2015                                                           
Victoria Day                             Monday May 18, 2015 

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Canada Day                            Wednesday, July 1, 2015                                                   
Civic Holiday                           Monday, August 3, 2015 
Labour Day                             Monday, September 7, 2015 
Thanksgiving Day                   Monday, October 12, 2015 
Christmas / New Year             Wednesday, December 23, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016 inclusive
Family Day                              Monday, February 15, 2016
Good Friday                            Friday, March 25, 2016                     
Victoria Day                             Monday, May 23, 2016

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, ITS, or University Operations, 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 with their HR Divisional Office.

Any questions about the alternative arrangements that should be made for non-unionized administrative staff members who are required to work on a scheduled holiday should be directed to your Divisional HR Office. 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 faculty and staff.