This year all of the Universities in the UM System are taking a consistent approach to holiday time off and the Winter break. What that means at UMSL is that any time off on the day before the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas eve will be handled like any other time during the year – with prior approval and using vacation or personal days . Managers are responsible for scheduling time off in a way to staff appropriately for their customer demand through the end of these days. There will not be a campus-wide early release.
Winter break days are now governed by CRR 340.045 Winter Break Reduced Operations which specifies that Winter Break occurs “during the period starting the day after Christmas Day holiday is observed and running through the end of the day before New Year’s Day holiday is observed.” Departments may staff at minimum levels as in past years and will receive a separate email requesting their operating plan during the break.
Please call or email your HR Consultant or the HR Department if you have questions, and have a pleasant holiday season!