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Winter Leave and Winter Break 2021 and 2022

Winter Leave and Winter Break 2021 and 2022

All Staff and Fiscal Faculty not represented by a collective bargaining agreement. 

For calendar year 2021 and 2022, Wright State University will follow the policy below in providing paid winter leave to employees during winter break

 “Winter break” consists of the four workdays between the paid holidays of Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Those days are labeled in the calendars below for employees working a Monday-Friday full-time schedule.  Any employees with a regular schedule other than a standard Monday-Friday schedule should speak to their supervisors about their specific circumstances.

2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12/20/2021
University open
12/21/2021
University open
12/22/2021
University open
12/23/2021
University open
12/24/2021
Holiday:
President's Day
(Floating Holiday)
12/27/2021
Holiday:
Christmas
12/28/2021
Winter Break
12/29/2021
Winter Break
12/30/2021
Winter Break
12/31/2021
Winter Break
Juneteenth
(Floating Holiday this year only)
1/3/2022
Holiday:
New Year's Day
       

 

2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12/19/2022
University open
12/20/2022
University open
12/21/2022
University open
12/22/2022
University open
12/23/2022
Holiday:
President's Day
(Floating Holiday)
12/26/2022
Holiday:
Christmas
12/27/2022
Winter Break
12/28/2022
Winter Break
12/29/2022
Winter Break
12/30/2022
Winter Break
 
1/2/2023
Holiday:
New Year's Day
       

*In June of 2021, Juneteenth was approved as an official federal holiday. However, because of the timing of the approval, the University was unable to celebrate the holiday on June 19 as appropriate. For this year ONLY, the Juneteenth holiday will be celebrated as a floating holiday during Winter Break. Therefore, employees will only have to take one day of vacation or unpaid leave during winter break instead of two as has been our historical practice. Future time off for the Juneteenth holiday will be in line with the timing of the federal holiday provided.

Any Staff and/or Fiscal year faculty represented by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) should consult their appropriate CBA for information concerning paid winter leave.  Faculty on academic-year contracts do not accrue vacation leave and are not eligible for paid winter leave. Employees whose positions are externally funded or special contract must have the approval of their Dean, Director or Vice President to be provided paid winter leave.

The university will provide all full-time employees (100% FTE) two days (16 hours) of paid Winter Leave for calendar year 2021. In addition, one day (8 hours) of paid Holiday Leave for Juneteenth will also be provided during Winter Break for this year only (see above for explanation for timing of future years Juneteenth holidays). All part-time employees (20% FTE or greater) will receive a pro-rated amount of paid Winter Leave based on their FTE.

Most employees will use their own vacation hours or take unpaid leave for the remaining day(s) of Winter Break.  NOTE:  Employees have complete discretion about whether to use their own vacation hours, comp time (applicable only to classified staff) or to take unpaid leave for the remaining day(s) of Winter Break.  If you are unclassified salaried staff and choose to take this time as unpaid leave, please provide a Personnel Action Form signed by your supervisor with this information to Human Resources. All other leave time should be reported on your December monthly Leave Report.

All “paid Winter Leave” in the policy above must be used either during Winter Break or at a substitute time agreed upon between the employee and his/her supervisor.   Substitute days will be allowed only when an employee has remained at work at the University’s request during all or part of winter break. 

Substitute days for days worked during the Winter Break of calendar year 2021 must be used by June 30, 2022. Substitute days for days worked during the Winter Break of calendar year 2022 must be used by June 30, 2023.  Substitute Winter Leave days must be taken in full-day increments.

Please contact Human Resources at human_resources@wright.edu or (937) 775-2120 with any questions.

The University reserves the right to review this policy annually.