2022 HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT
The university will be closed in observance
of Christmas and New Year's on Eastern's four official holidays:
December 23, 2022
- Monday, December 26, 2022
- Friday, December 30, 2022
- Monday, January 2, 2023.
Please note all offices must remain open following
fall graduation, December 17, up to and including December 22.
In addition, this year, President Glassman
has approved an extension of the Christmas Holidays offered to all benefit-eligible employees. The University has designated December 27, 28, and 29
as “gift” days. Employees, including probationary employees, will not
have to use their own leave time for these days. Essential employees of
the University will still be required to work on one or more of the gift days.
Vice-Presidents and/or Directors will identify those areas/employees deemed
essential for University operations. An employee(s) identified as
“essential” will be allowed to flex the gift days at another time, but must use
that time by March 31, 2023. FAQs regarding the Gift day may be found
at https://www.eiu.edu/humanres/benefits/ .
Employees who are in probationary status who wish to use time outside of the
gifts days (example, Dec. 19 - 22), will be allowed to use any available
accrued leave or take leave without pay during the Holiday season. 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
Supervisors are encouraged to approve
time-off requests, unless the employment is required for essential duties
during that period or the time off impedes the ability for the office to remain
open through Dec 22. Should an employee choose to take leave without pay,
please note that accrued leave, sick leave and service credit will not be
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
Time reporting codes have previously been
created for use on time sheets and leave reports. If you do not have to
work on December 27, 28, or 29, please report it under University
Gift Day – Non-work (763). If you must work on any of the
gift days, please report any of that time under University
Gift Day – Time worked (764). If you must work and flex your
day(s) at another time, when you use that day, you will use the 763 –
University Gift Day – Non-work at that time.
In order to conserve energy, building temperatures will be reduced Monday,
December 19 through Monday, January 2. Inquiries regarding this information may
be directed to the Benefits Office at (217) 581-5825.