Human Resources announces the remaining 2011 holiday schedule

July 20, 2011

The Office of Human Resources has announced the remaining holiday schedule for Penn State employees through the end of 2011. This includes Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and December and January holidays. The schedule is as follows:

Labor Day
-- Monday, Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Day
-- Thursday, Nov. 24
December/ January holidays
-- Dec. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,  and 30; and Monday, Jan. 2.

This year, Dec. 25 will fall on a Sunday, as will Jan. 1, 2012. University policies provide, however, that if a holiday falls on an employee’s regularly scheduled day off, the employee receives another day off with pay to be used at another time.  Thus, employees who normally do not work Sundays will receive a compensatory day off for the Dec. 25 holiday.
Friday, Dec. 23 is not a University holiday and offices ordinarily would be open that day.  However, in order to provide a generally more desirable and efficient application of time off, University offices and facilities except for essential services will be closed for this day as well. Therefore, the University will be closed from the end of normal operations on Thursday, Dec. 22, and will reopen on Tuesday,  Jan. 3.
The compensatory day earned for the Sunday, Dec. 25 holiday will be used for the work absences on Dec. 23 because of University offices and facilities not being open. This day closed, however, will not be an official University holiday. Employees in essential services who qualify for compensatory days but who must work Dec. 23 will still have their compensatory day off for use at a later time.
Information about paycheck distribution will be announced at a later date.
This schedule does not apply to the College of Medicine at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Questions regarding this holiday schedule should be directed to the appropriate college or department human resources representative, or the business office at a facility away from University Park.

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Last Updated October 05, 2011