All Administrators and Staff Employees
Mary Harper Hagan, SVP for HR and Strategic Planning
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I am pleased to advise you that Father Harrington has once again
approved a modified summer schedule for the University. The
University will be closed on Fridays, beginning May
24 and continuing through August
As in previous years, there may be offices that require employees
to be present on some or all Fridays based on the requirements of
the department. However, when Fridays are not required as part of a
normal summer schedule within the department, arrangements may be
made at the manager’s discretion to provide an alternate day off
for staff employees who are asked to report to work. Please be
aware that this summer schedule does not apply to certain
departments or positions due to the nature of work performed by
those departments or positions. If you have any questions about
this, please check with your supervisor.
For record keeping purposes, each Friday during this summer period
will be counted as a full workday for charging vacation and sick
time. For example:
- If you take vacation for the week of July 1, three (3)
days will be counted as vacation time since Independence
Day falls on a Thursday and the University is closed for a special
holiday on Wednesday, July 3.
- If you take vacation for the week of August 5, five (5)
days will be counted as vacation time.
- If you take vacation for the week of August 12, four
(4) days will be counted as vacation since the University
is closed on Thursday, August 15 for the Feast of the
The only exception is if a “regularly scheduled holiday” were to
fall on a Friday in the summer, in which case it would not be
considered a vacation day. There are no holidays that fall on a
Friday this summer.
Please be advised that this modified summer schedule is an
exception to our normal University workweek and we will continue to
evaluate it on an annual basis.
Enjoy your summer!