(2014-2015 HR#48) Holiday Schedule 2015-16 and 2016-17

Date: May 14, 2015
To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs; Professional & Managerial Staff; Confidential Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity; Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Re: Holiday Schedule 2015-16 and 2016-17

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 two full weeks. We also make every effort to match the closure schedule set out by the school boards of the Greater Toronto Area.

Unfortunately, due to academic programming issues, including exam timetables, we were unable to schedule a two week break for 2015-2016 or 2016-2017. However, we do want to remind everyone that this does not preclude employees, in particular those colleagues with children who will be on school holiday, from requesting to use existing vacation entitlement.

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

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Canada Day Friday, July 1, 2016
Civic Holiday Monday, August 1, 2016
Labour Day Monday, September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 10, 2016
Christmas / New Year Wednesday, December 21 to Friday December 30, 2016 inclusive
Family Day Monday, February 20, 2017
Good Friday Friday, April 14, 2017
Victoria Day Monday, May 22, 2017

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 HR Divisional 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.