The University Record, February 13, 1996

Holiday dates, policies announced

The University has announced the holiday schedule for the balance of 1996 to help units plan work and vacation schedules.

Seven official holidays will be observed:


Memorial Day, May 27.


Independence Day, July 4.


Labor Day, Sept. 2.


Thanksgiving and the day following, Nov. 28&endash;29.


Christmas Day, Dec. 25.


New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 1997.

In a memo to deans, directors and department heads, Jackie R. McClain, executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action (HR/AA), notes: "Because other days may be of more significance than a University-designated holiday, staff members may request approval to substitute up to three holidays of their choice for any three University holidays."

Written request of substitutions must be given to a staff member's immediate supervisor by July 1.

In addition, most U-M units observe four season days: Dec. 26&endash;27 and Dec. 30&endash;31.

Units that must operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week or that must schedule work during the season days are allowed flexibility in scheduling them between Nov. 15 and Jan. 15.

Employees in bargained-for units observe holidays and season days as indicated in their respective agreements.

Questions about this policy can be directed to:


HR/AA Employee Relations, 763-2387.


Medical Campus Human Resources Department, 747-1869.


Flint Campus, (810) 762-3150.


Dearborn Campus, 593-5190.