2016 University Holiday and Recess Schedule

For the 2016 Holiday Season, the University of Pittsburgh will be officially closed on the following days:

Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Christmas Holiday Friday, December 23, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Winter Recess Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
New Year's Holiday Monday, January 2, 2017

Designated University offices, including responsibility centers (RC) and research projects, will be staffed as necessary during this period in accordance with established department scheduling procedures.

Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements will be governed by the terms of those agreements.

Part time staff are eligible for the Holidays and Recess days that fall on their normally scheduled work days.

 

Holiday and Recess Compensation Guidelines
In some instances, the operational needs of the University may require staff to work during the holiday and recess season. The following are general guidelines outlining the appropriate compensation methods for staff required to work on a designated University Holiday or Recess day.

Non-exempt staff required to work on a:
Holiday:

The staff member will receive regular pay for the holiday as though they worked a usual workday as well as one of the following options at the RC’s discretion:
Additional pay at an overtime rate (1.5) for the hours actually worked on the holiday to be paid in the next available pay period,

OR

Additional time off equivalent to the amount of hours actually worked on the recess day multiplied by 1.5 to be used by the payroll deadline of the following pay period.

Recess Day:
The staff member will receive regular pay for the recess day as though they worked a usual workday as well as one of the following options at the RC’s discretion:
Additional pay equal to their regular hourly rate for the hours actually worked on the recess day to be paid in the next available pay period,

OR

Additional time off equivalent to the amount of hours actually worked on the recess day to be used by the payroll deadline of the following pay period.

Exempt staff required to work on a:
Holiday – The staff member will receive no additional pay, but will be granted time off equivalent to the hours actually worked on the holiday (up to a maximum of 7.5 hours for a 37.5 hour employee or 8 hours for a 40 hour employee) to use the pay period it is earned or the following pay period.

Recess Day – The staff member will receive no additional pay, but may, at the consistent discretion of the RC, be granted time off equivalent to the hours actually worked on the recess day (up to a maximum of 7.5 hours for 37.5 hour per week staff or 8 hours for 40 hour per week staff) to be used the pay period it is earned or the following pay period.

 

For specific instructions on how to complete a PRISM TRKS time card on a holiday or recess day, please refer to the University’s web based holiday and recess time keeping guides at:

www.hr.pitt.edu/prismholiday
www.hr.pitt.edu/prismrecess

Additional questions concerning the above should be directed to the Office of Human Resources’ PRISM TRKS hotline at 412-383-TIME (8463) or email trks@pitt.edu.