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University of California, Riverside –

 As in previous years, UC Riverside plans to observe a Winter Holiday Closure during the 2021-2022 holiday season.

The UCR campus is scheduled to close beginning Thursday, December 23, 2021, and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Pursuant to Personnel Policy 2.210: Absence from Work and relevant provisions of our collective bargaining agreements, the campus will observe the holidays on the following days:

Winter Holiday
Closure Dates
Actual
Holidays
Holiday Observed/
Leave Taken
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Christmas Eve
observed

 

Friday, December 24, 2021
Christmas Day
observed

 

Saturday, December 25, 2021
 
N/A
Sunday, December 26, 2021
 
N/A
Monday, December 27, 2021
 
Curtailment Leave
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
 
Curtailment Leave
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
 
Curtailment Leave
Thursday, December 30, 2021
New Year’s Eve
observed
 
Friday, December 31, 2021
New Year’s Day
observed
 
Saturday, January 1, 2021
 
N/A
Sunday, January 2, 2022
 
N/A
Monday, January 3, 2022
Campus Reopens
 

Four University-paid holidays (December 23, 24, 30, 31) will be observed while the campus is closed. However, three days (December 27, 28, 29) are considered curtailment leave days and are not paid holidays. Employees have the choice of the following options to cover the non-paid days during the holiday closure period

  • Employees may use vacation days in advance of their actual accrual.
  • Newly hired employees, represented and policy-covered, may use their vacation accruals before completing six (6) continuous months on pay status.
  • Employees with accrued compensatory time may elect to use it to cover the three days off or to offset the use of vacation time.
  • Employees who do not wish to use vacation or compensatory time off may request leave without pay, pending departmental approval. In this case, employees will not lose hourly vacation or sick leave accruals for these three days.

In accordance with regular procedures for scheduling vacation, employees should notify their supervisors in advance as to which option or combination of options they choose to use.

For represented employees, closure days will be processed in accordance with existing contract provisions and are subject to discussion and/or collective bargaining where applicable.

As in previous years, certain essential services will not be closed during this time period. Employees who might be expected to work should check with their supervisors for confirmation.

Researcher access to critical research facilities will continue and select research facilities requiring access will continue to be maintained by Facilities Services. In addition, grading deadlines will remain unchanged.

Comments or questions regarding application of personnel policies during the winter closure may be sent to Human Resources Policy at hrpolicy@ucr.edu. Comments or questions regarding application of collective bargaining agreements may be sent to Labor Relations at labor.relations@ucr.edu.