Holidays and summer schedules

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to take a moment to update you on summer holidays and flex time this summer:

I have approved two discretionary closings for the university. On Friday, May 26, the university will close at 2 p.m. in advance of the Memorial Day holiday on the following Monday. With the July 4 holiday falling on a Tuesday, we will also be closed Monday, July 3. Our hope is that staff members will be able to use these extended holiday periods to enjoy time with family and friends.

In addition, as in past years, managers may adopt flexible hours for staff, where possible, starting June 12 and continuing through August 18. Because our campus is operational with programs and classes all summer, flex time may be approved by managers only as long as the work commitments of each department or unit are fully met and departments are kept operational to provide service five days a week. Adoption of a flexible schedule option for particular staff members is subject to the approval of each staff member’s supervisor.

I continue to be inspired every day by the dedication of the Brandeis staff. Thank you for all you do.

Best regards,