President Baker, following consultation with the University Council, Operating Staff Council, Supportive Professional Staff Council, the divisional Vice Presidents, and other area representatives, has approved an extension of the 2014 university winter holiday closure schedule to include Friday, January 2, 2015, as a Scheduled Closure Day. This will allow for an additional one-day extension of the winter closure period resulting in a total closure period of 12 days, extending from the close of business on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, until operations resume on Monday, January 5, 2015. This measure is consistent with the continuing efforts of President Baker and the university community to identify operational and utility cost savings.
Ethics training begins at 8:00 a.m. on October 14, and concludes at 5:00 p.m. on November 12. Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all full-time and part-time, regular and temporary faculty, staff, graduate assistants, extra help and student employees must complete on-line ethics training. There are no extensions. Employees are notified by email and campus mail.