It does not seem long ago that we were welcoming new and returning students for the new academic year, but the crisp air and falling leaves are a tangible reminder that we are already past the midpoint of the fall semester. As we look ahead to the winter holidays, I am pleased to announce that this year the university will give all staff a bonus day off on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. This bonus day will be in addition to the previously announced university holidays on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, 2013, and Wednesday, January 1, 2014. This bonus day will apply to all benefits-eligible Tufts staff.
I hope that this bonus day will give you more opportunity to spend time with family and friends. The provision of necessary services will require some staff to work on December 31. Supervisors will be in touch with those of you who need to come in that day, and will determine whether you can identify another day to take as a bonus day or will receive comparable pay. I appreciate your flexibility and understanding.