Calendar – 2015 (Revised) (PDF)

Calendar – 2016 (Revised) (PDF)

*Please note: Calendars are subject to change


Fall Holidays

The purpose of this message is to remind employees of scheduled College closings in order to budget accrued/vacation time for these closings, or obtain opportunities to build accrued time balances, if necessary.


Thanksgiving 2015 – Early Dismissal

President Mercer is pleased to announce that he is authorizing an early dismissal the day before Thanksgiving.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 employees may depart at 1:00 p.m.  All services must be maintained until the 1:00 p.m. closing and employees will not take a lunch hour.  This means employees are not authorized to skip breaks and leave campus prior to 1:00 p.m.  All offices are expected to remain open until 1 p.m. and all employees will work until that time.  Employees must charge available leave balances for any deviation from this schedule.  Those staff required to maintain essential campus services, including maintenance and security services, should be guided by instructions from their unit heads.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 is a State Holiday.

Friday, November 27th, the College will be operating with extremely limited services, most offices will be closed, and classes will not be in session.  Employees will need to charge time off, take a voluntary furlough day, or receive approval in writing from their supervisor no later than Wednesday, November 25th to work on Friday, November 27th.

Winter Break

Friday, December 25, 2015 is a State Holiday.

During the period Monday, December 28, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016 most offices will be closed and the College will be operating with extremely limited services. Also, classes will not be in session at this time.  Employees must use available leave balances, take voluntary furlough days, or receive approval in writing from their supervisor no later than Wednesday, December 23rd, to work on December 28, 29, 30, and 31.

Friday, January 1, 2016 is a State Holiday.

Opportunities to Build Accrued Time Balances

Classes will be in session on Columbus Day October 12, 2015, Election Day November 3, 2015, and Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2015.  Staff (with the exception of public safety and facilities personnel) has the option of working on these days and accumulating compensatory time at the appropriate level based on their employee classification.  Any unit unable to accommodate staff working these holidays based on business needs should consult with David Vernon, Director of Human Resources.


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