|Vol. 17, No. 11||Nov. 13, 1997|
Salaried staff employees who work on a holiday will be paid for the hours worked at time and one-half, in addition to the regular pay, or will be given compensatory time off at time and one-half. The dates are to be mutually agreed upon by the employee and supervisor.
Holiday pay provisions for hourly employees are outlined in the collective bargaining agreements.
Recognizing the need for certain services to continue during the recess, several departments will operate on a limited schedule.
Facilities Management will make every effort to heat buildings in an "off hours" mode that will result in reduced indoor temperatures. In addition, such services as waste removal and custodial work will be curtailed. Offices and laboratories intending to be in operation for any part of the recess should contact Facilities Management at 831-1141 to make the necessary arrangements for services, before Dec. 24. Very limited service will be available Dec. 24-Jan. 1 by contacting 831-1141 or "FIXIT" on e-mail. Normal weekend skeleton service will be available the remaining days for emergencies only.
Emergency response personnel will be available and can be reached by calling Public Safety at 9-911.
Individuals and units should alter voice mail messages to reflect the holiday recess.
Office example: "You have reached the Department of Geography at the University of Delaware. Our offices are closed for the holidays. Normal office hours will resume on Jan. 2. Please call back then or leave a message after the tone and your call will be returned after the holiday recess."
Individual examples: "Hello. This is Jane Doe of the Department of Geography at the University of Delaware. I will be out of the office for the holidays from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Please leave your name, your phone number and a detailed message after the tone. I will call you back when I return on Jan. 2."
Those who plan to check their messages during the holiday recess should consider the following greeting:
"Hello. This is Jack Doe of the Department of Geography at the University of Delaware. I will be out of the office for the holidays from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. I will be checking my messages, so please leave your name, your phone number and a detailed message after the tone and I'll return your call."
For more information, contact Pam Flockerzi at 831-3718 or via e-mail at email@example.com
The campus network and all central computing systems and applications will be up and available throughout the holiday period, with the following exceptions:
Between 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24, and 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 25, no tape mounts or other operator intervention will be available on central systems.
Preventive maintenance on the building electrical systems is scheduled between 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29. During this period, computer systems may be briefly interrupted on short notice if electrical system repairs are required.
For more information, contact Shirley Coen at 831-3775, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Smith Hall computing site will be open for limited hours over the holiday period. Holiday hours for the Smith Hall facility are:
The Morris Library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21. University libraries will close for the holiday period at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, and reopen Friday, Jan. 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for limited services. All libraries will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4. All libraries will begin Winter Session hours on Monday, Jan. 5.
DELCAT and networked electronic library resources will continue to be accessible from outside the library during the holiday period when the University computer system is up. Library networked databases will be available via the World Wide Web to University users from off campus.
Also accessible from off campus are World Wide Web pointers to scholarly information organized by subject by the library via its home page. Automated telephone renewal service will be available at 831-1638.
Books due prior to Dec. 23 should be renewed by phone or returned through the book drops outside the Morris Library.
Library hours are at 831-BOOK and at http://www.lib.udel.edu