Offices will observe the following holiday schedule for 2016-17 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). At any time, the President or Cabinet members may determine that for the welfare of the College certain departments need to be operational during a holiday. Campus Safety will maintain a normal schedule during holidays.

3 Floating Holidays: Upon mutual agreement between employee and supervisor within the 2016-17 fiscal year

Independence Day, 2016: Closed Monday, July 4, 2016

Thanksgiving, 2016:  Closed Wednesday – Friday, November 23-25, 2016

Christmas, 2016 and New Year’s 2017*: Observed Monday, December 19, 2016 through Sunday, January 1, 2017 (return to work on Monday, January 2, 2017)

As in the past, Tusculum College will convert to a reduced administrative schedule over the Christmas break from December 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017. The scheduling of each division will be determined by the Cabinet member.

Martin Luther King, 2017: Closed Monday, January 16, 2017

Good Friday, 2017: Closed Friday, April 14, 2017

Memorial Day, 2017: Closed Monday, May 29, 2017

*Christmas break. Tusculum College will convert to a reduced administrative schedule over the Christmas break. In order to provide services to current/prospective students and visitors during this time (December 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017), essential administrative offices will maintain minimal staffing for five hours to eight hours per day. The following offices are identified as essential administrative operations for this policy: Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid, Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, and Athletics. Offices crucial to new student arrivals or sustaining campus facilities are to be available for call in as needed through this period and are identified as follows: Registrar, Facilities Management and other departments as designated by the Cabinet member.  Campus Safety will remain on a normal working schedule. All other offices will operate as designated by the Cabinet member.

Faculty and staff should anticipate moving into the Meen Center for Science and Math beginning mid-December. Individuals anticipating to move in the Meen Center should plan to pack their offices and assist with packing classroom and laboratory materials prior to mid-December. As plans develop for the move, more information will be forthcoming. Opportunities to get classrooms and laboratories ready will also occur the week before classes begin. Faculty and staff are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Payment - There will be a special payment arrangement for Christmas break for non-exempt employees in essential and crucial offices only. For each five – eight hour day worked during this period, the staff member will be paid for an 8 hour day and allowed to move the holiday hours to a more convenient time. The moving of any holiday time will be determined jointly between the employee and his/her supervisor.

Eligibility - Full-time staff employees are eligible for holiday pay. Employees who are on leave of absence, part- time, contracted or temporary are not eligible to receive holiday pay. Also to be eligible for holiday pay when the holiday is not worked, the employee must be a full-time regular employee after the holiday.