Holidays and Summer Schedules

May 9, 2016

Dear Brandeis Colleagues,

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

I have approved two discretionary closings for the university. On Friday, May 27, 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 Monday, we will also close at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 1. 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, for the weeks of June 6 through August 19. 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.

The end of the academic year is always a very busy period for us all. On behalf of all of our students, faculty and alumni, my thanks for your ongoing dedication, commitment and many accomplishments during this period and throughout the year.

Best regards,

Lisa M. Lynch