Holiday Energy Curtailment: Here Are Details

Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed in many campus buildings from Thursday, Dec. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 4.

This year's curtailment plan includes three days (Dec. 29, 30 and 31) which would be regularly scheduled work days. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus.

Normal electric service will be maintained at all times. However, use of electric space heaters is strongly discouraged. Heads of units with temperature-sensitive facilities, essential research and public service operations currently scheduled for curtailment may request exceptions.

Staff employees covered by Personnel Policies for Staff, SPP and A&PS members, and the clerical, service, technical and patient care technical unit contracts may use up to three days vacation leave before actual accrual if they do not have sufficient accrued vacation.

For other provisions concerning accrual of use of time, supervisors should consult contracts or appropriate personnel policies. The librarian agreement provides for use of vacation leave, use of anticipated vacation leave and waiver of provisions requiring the employee to be on pay status the day before and the day after the holiday. Employees covered by the Crafts, Printing Trades and Registered Nurses Agreements will be advised of options following scheduling decisions.

Staff employees not covered by any memo of understanding may use accrued or anticipated vacation, leave without pay, or accrued compensatory time. Employees covered by the clerical and service unit contracts should see Article 20, Vacation, Section E-2. Employees covered by the Technical Unit contract should see Article 5, Campus Laboratory Closure. The contract may be found on-line at http://www.ucop. edu/humres/contracts/tx/. Employees covered by the Patient Care Technical Unit should see Article 20, Vacation Leave, Section G.

For non-except employees, overtime may be accrued, banked and used for the curtailment period in accordance with the applicable labor agreement or appropriate personnel policy.

Because exempt employees do not accrue compensatory time, supervisors may wish to consider approving requests to work at alternative locations if circumstances permit.

For questions on policy or contracts, contact your personnel employee relations specialist. For technical questions, contact Paul Black at Physical Plant, 642-1100.

The complete deans and directors Memo, including a list of affected buildings and an exemption form, can be found at gopher://infocal.




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