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AUDIENCE: WC/HSC/SOM State and RF Employees
SUBJECT(S): 2021 Holiday Season 
DATE:  11/11/2021


2021 Holiday Season

As we approach the Holiday season, and many of you are beginning to make plans to spend time with your family and friends, we wanted to outline this year's holiday schedule.

For the Thanksgiving holiday many departments on the West Campus, the Southampton Campus, and in the Health Sciences Schools will choose to remain closed on Friday, November 26. Departments are encouraged to make appropriate arrangements for employees who do not wish to use their vacation or personal time on days other than official holidays, when offices may choose to close. Supervisors may contact HRS Recruiting & Employment Services for guidance.

The year-end holiday season is traditionally a time when employees spend some time away from the University. The official New York State holiday closings are December 25 and January 1, but departments may choose to close Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31. In addition, departments may operate with reduced staffing from Monday, December 27 through Thursday, December 30. Employees must charge appropriate accruals for absences beyond the two official holidays.

Stony Brook University Hospital, Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine outpatient facilities, as well as the Long Island State Veterans Home, will maintain normal operations during the holiday period.

From your colleagues in HRS - we wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season.