24 · Survey Results: Survey Questions And Responses
This may change under a pending proposal that may require all university employees to take 21 furlough days per year;
the furlough days may include some holidays.
University calendar provides for ten paid holidays plus three discretionary days to be awarded if an employee remains
employed during the months of Feb, March and April.
We allow our employees 9 days for statutory holidays which are mandatory in Canada but we’ve never used the term
3. How many days of paid leave are provided per year for intersession breaks? N=72
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev
0 12 1.0 0 2.31
4 to 5 3
4 to 5: Depends upon the number of working days between Christmas and New Year.
4 to 5: Only applies between Fall and Winter term - actual number of days of paid leave is dependent upon dates.
4 to 5: Special Winter Vacation Policy: The Vice President for Human Resources announces the special winter vacation
dates each year and occasionally this includes the day before Christmas or the day after New Year’s in addition to the
weekdays in between.
All staff members receive one paid “Governor’s Day” between Christmas and New Year.
Brand new practice this year of the university closing longer over the winter holiday break. “Employees will receive paid
leave for Dec. 28, 29, 30 and 31. The paid leave is in addition to the paid holidays of Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.” No other
paid leave during any other intersession.
Campus does not shut down for intercession, but we do have holiday leave around Christmas. The library does stay
open during part of this time.
However, it is not uncommon for administration to grant “special holiday closings” of 1 to 2 days surrounding Christmas
and New Year’s. Announcements of these closings are generally made 30-60 days in advance and do not count as part
of the 12 paid holidays mentioned above nor are they charged to vacation.