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2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure

As in previous years, UCR plans to observe a Winter Holiday Closure during the 2019-2020 holiday season.

The campus is scheduled to close beginning Monday, December 23, 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Pursuant to Personnel Policy 2.210: Absence from Work and relevant provisions of our collective bargaining agreements, the campus will observe the holidays on the following days:

Winter Holiday
Closure Dates

Actual
Holidays

Holiday / Observed
Leave Taken

Monday, December 23, 2019
 
Curtailment Leave
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Thursday, December 26, 2019
 
Curtailment Leave
Friday, December 27, 2019
 
Curtailment Leave
Saturday, December 28, 2019
 
N/A
Sunday, December 29, 2019
 
N/A
Monday, December 30, 2019
 
Curtailment Leave
Tuesday, December  31, 2019
New Years Eve
New Years Eve
Wednesday, January 1, 2019
New Years Day
New Years Day
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Campus Reopens
 

Four University-paid holidays will be observed while the campus is closed. However, four days (December 23, 26, 27 and 30, 2019) are considered curtailment leave days and are not paid holidays. Employees have the choice of the following options to cover the non-paid days during the holiday closure period:

  • Employees may utilize vacation days in advance of their actual accrual.
  • Newly hired employees, represented and policy-covered, may utilize their vacation accruals before completing six (6) continuous months on pay status.
  • Employees with accrued compensatory time may elect to use it to cover the four days off or to offset the use of vacation time.
  • Employees who do not wish to use vacation or compensatory time off may request leave without pay based on departmental approval. In this case, employees will not lose hourly vacation or sick leave accruals for these four days.

In accordance with regular procedures for scheduling vacation, employees should notify their supervisors in advance as to which option or combination of options they choose to use.

For represented employees, closure days will be processed in accordance with existing contract provisions, and are subject to discussion and/or collective bargaining where applicable.

Comments or questions regarding application of personnel policies during the closure may be sent to the Central HR Policy Analyst at hrpolicy@ucr.edu. Comments or questions regarding application of collective bargaining agreements may be sent to Kristin Branson, Interim Employee and Labor Relations Director at kristin.branson@ucr.edu.

Please Post/Circulate the 2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure flyer