Dec 19, 2014


News from Old Main

ITS network engineers will replace aging EIU network equipment beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, and continuing through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30. Due to the nature of the maintenance, all network services will be unavailable during this time. All services relying on network access will be unavailable, including but not limited to:
-- Access from on-campus to off-campus Web-based services
-- Access from off-campus to on-campus Web-based services
-- VPN access
-- Banner INB
-- PantherMail
-- EIU Online (D2L)
-- EIU Main Web Page
-- OnBase
-- Banner Document Management
-- Argos
-- Reportal
-- Appworx
-- Files server
-- PantherShare
-- MyEIU
-- UX1, Castle and Pen Web sites
-- Booth Library website and electronic resources
-- Any service that requires log-in with EIU NetID and password
-- Any service that relies on access over the network or internet

CAY A. KOLLING, Information Technology Services
Posted: Dec 03, 2014

The university will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays: Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Dec. 31; and Thursday, Jan. 1. Employees may use accrued leave or leave without pay, with supervisor approval, from Monday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Jan. 2.

Employees who are in probationary status will be allowed to use any available accrued leave or take leave without pay during this time. Probationary employees who wish to use accrued leave during the holiday period must complete the Civil Service Employee Request for Accrued Leave During Probation form available in the Benefits Office. Supervisors are encouraged to approve such time-off requests unless the employment is required for essential duties during that period. Should an employee choose to take leave without pay, please note that accrued leave, sick leave and service credit will not be earned.

Please note that the following eligibility rules apply for holiday compensation. Employees must be in an approved pay status, with or without pay, on the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day following the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Employees who are subject to the provisions of a prevailing-rate area agreement or a collective bargaining agreement will be paid according to the terms of the respective agreement.

In order to conserve energy, building temperatures will be reduced Sunday, Dec. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 1.

Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to the Benefits Office at 581-5825. Happy holidays!

PAUL McCANN, Interim Vice President for Business Affairs
Posted: Nov 04, 2014

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