Planning for the Winter Recess, December 23 - January 3

Don Steeples, Senior Vice Provost
Friday, November 06, 2009 2:57 PM
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff

Dates for the Winter Recess on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses have been established. The Winter Recess will begin on Wednesday, December 23, and will extend through Sunday, January 3. December 25 and January 1 are State holidays. Six work days are included in this period: December 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and 31. Employees scheduled to work these dates are required to obtain advance supervisory approval for use of accrued vacation leave, compensatory time and/or discretionary day during this period.

University Support Staff and Unclassified Professional Staff who receive supervisor approval to work on the Veterans Day holiday may also use earned holiday compensatory time during the Winter recess. (Non-exempt employees earn time and a half for working on the holiday; exempt employees earn compensatory time at an hour-for-hour (straight time) rate.) For more information regarding Veterans Day, please visit

Many offices will close or have reduced staffing during the Winter Recess period. As always, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity will assist in finding alternate assignments for employees whose offices will be closed but who wish to work during the recess.

Additional information about building hours and temperature settings during both the Winter Recess and the Academic Break (Saturday, December 19 through Wednesday, January 13) is available on the Provost Office website at

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