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Josh Reinhart
Public Information Coordinator

Phone: 217-581-7400
Fax: 217-581-8444

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Nov 27, 2012


News from Old Main

The university will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays: Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 31; and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Employees may use accrued leave or leave without pay, with supervisor approval, from Monday, Dec. 17, through Wednesday, 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 Saturday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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

WILLIAM V. WEBER, Vice President for Business Affairs
Posted: Nov 26, 2012

Our thoughts are with the family, friends and former colleagues of Eulalee Anderson, who died at age 93 on Nov. 11 in Branson, Mo. Mrs. Anderson was primarily known at Eastern for her work for and with our international students.

A memorial reception will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Neal Welcome Center, 860 W. Lincoln Ave. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Eulalee Anderson International Students Fund, care of the Eastern Illinois University Foundation.

See here for the full obituary.

Posted: Nov 26, 2012

We offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Holly Storm, 50, of Charleston, who died Sunday, Nov. 25. In addition to her work in the Mattoon and Charleston school districts, Mrs. Storm served for years as an adjunct instructor with Eastern's Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education.

Services honoring and celebrating her life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston, with visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Adams Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Books for Young Readers, a fund being established to benefit young readers in the Charleston School District.

See here for the full obituary.

Posted: Nov 27, 2012


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