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Closure Information for Civil Service and Bargaining Unit Staff (Twin Cities)

To: Civil Service and Bargaining Unit Employees, Twin Cities Campus
From: Carol Carrier, Vice President for the Office of Human Resources

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus will be closed from December 24, 2010, through January 2, 2011. During this time, heat will be turned down and buildings will be locked but accessible through normal security. The closure period includes:

  • Two weekends, December 25-26 and January 1-2
  • Official University holidays on December 24 and 31
  • A floating holiday on December 27
  • Three furlough days, December 28-30, for all Civil Service and Bargaining Unit employees

With the exception of notified staff, Civil Service and Bargaining Unit employees will not be expected to work and will not be paid for December 28-30. These three unpaid, mandatory furlough days will impact paychecks on January 12. Be sure to review your personal budget and plan for this one-time reduction in pay. Employees who are required to work during the furlough must complete a Furlough Request Form and arrange alternate furlough dates with their supervisor.

Please note that the closure period includes one payday on Wednesday, December 29. For those on direct deposit, paychecks will be deposited as usual. For those not on direct deposit, paychecks will be mailed on December 27 to home addresses. Please allow time for mail processing and check Employee Self-Service to be sure that we have your correct home address. If you are interested in signing up for direct deposit, you can do so through Employee Self-Service.

Closing the University of Minnesota for one week is a complicated task. It impacts everyone in our system, and it impacts each of us in different ways. We want to make sure that every member of our community has the information needed to plan accordingly. Watch your inbox for more information on this topic, talk with your supervisor about impacts specific to your work group, and check our online Q&A for additional information.

*Note that coordinate campus closure dates vary. See the online Q&A for dates by campus.

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