Campus to Close During Winter Holidays as Part of Furlough Plan

UCSF plans to observe a winter holiday closure for the campus – not UCSF Medical Center—during the upcoming winter holiday season, according to Mike Tyburski, director of campus Human Resources.

The campus is scheduled to close for 11 days between Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.  This time off for some employees includes four University paid holidays (December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1) as well as three days (December 28, 29 and 30, 2009) that are not paid holidays during which employees are to use furlough days to cover the time off. Staff employees and those academic employees who accrue vacation may also use vacation leave, earned compensatory time off or leave without pay for these days.

During the planned break period, the UCSF Medical Center and essential-service activities will continue to remain open. 

Deans, vice chancellors or department heads to whom this responsibility has been delegated will need to determine if any activities under their management need to remain fully or partially open during the closure and arrange for appropriate staffing.

Additional closure periods beyond this winter holiday period may be added by departments or operating units based on operating needs. Such department-based closures should consider and address critical operating and support needs. If departments are contemplating additional closure periods, consultation with Labor & Employee Relations should occur as far in advance as possible in order to ensure compliance with contractual notice and legal requirements.

Please note the following:

  • For employees participating in the furlough plan, furlough days to cover the three days of unpaid time during the winter holiday closure may be used in advance of accrual.
  • For those employees not participating in the furlough plan, either accrued vacation, compensatory time off, or leave without pay may be used for the unpaid days during the winter holiday closure.  In addition, if employees do not have sufficient vacation leave accrued, vacation leave may be advanced in accordance with applicable policy and contracts. 
  • For represented employees, the winter holiday closure will be implemented consistent with current labor agreements and the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA).  If you have any questions, please consult with Labor and Employee Relations.