General Business Hours
The university's offices will be open:
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, until Friday, May 10, 2013
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Monday, May 13, 2013, until Friday, Aug. 9, 2013
Please note that these are general hours to indicate when the public can expect offices to be open during the academic year and the summer. This does not indicate individual work hours. For salaried staff, expectations are based on the work to be accomplished and a minimum 40-hour work week. For hourly staff, expectations are based on approved standard hours.
The following is a list of the holidays during the 2012-13 academic year in which the university is closed. The holiday will extend from the closing hour of the preceding day to the opening hour of the following day:
|Holiday||University Designated Days|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, Nov. 22|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, Nov. 23|
|Christmas Eve||Monday, Dec. 24|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday, Dec. 25|
|New Year's Eve||Monday, Dec. 31|
|New Year's Day||Tuesday, Jan. 1|
|Good Friday||Friday, Mar. 29|
|Memorial Day (Observed)||Monday, May 27|
|Independence Day (Observed)||Thursday, July 4|
If circumstances arise that require an hourly employee to work on these holidays, that employee will be paid straight time plus time and one-half for all hours worked on the holiday.
All offices will be open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. All staff may use this day as a floating holiday between July 1 and Dec. 31. You must be employed on Labor Day to be eligible for the Labor Day floating holiday. This date is indicated in WebSU as “Labor Day Floating Holiday” under “Other Time Types”; if an employee is taking Labor Day off, he or she will need to indicate that day as the “Labor Day Floating Holiday.”
Other Dates When the University Will Be Closed
Susquehanna University offices will be closed for a half day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Most offices will be closed during Dec. 26, 27 and 28. During this time, hourly employees who are required to work will receive compensatory time off at the discretion of the supervisor, which must be taken prior to Jan. 31, 2013. If compensatory time is not feasible, the employee will be paid straight time for the hours worked (in addition to the regular day’s pay).
Other Religious Holidays
We recognize and respect the expression of various cultures and faiths practiced among our faculty and staff. Although the university does not close in observance of holidays other than those listed above, reasonable accommodations will be made for faculty and staff who wish to observe other religious holidays in which they and their families honor. An example of a reasonable accommodation would be to use accrued leave. When scheduling campus events, try to avoid conflicts with major religious holidays whenever possible. The following is a list of major holidays:
|Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)||Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 17-18|
|Yom Kippur (Jewish)||Wednesday, Sept. 26|
|Diwali (Hindu)||Tuesday, Nov. 13|
|Muharram (Islam)||Thursday, Nov. 15|
|Hanukkah (Jewish)||Begins Sunday, Dec. 9|
|Kwanzaa (African)||Wednesday, Dec. 26|
|Passover (Jewish)||Tuesday, March 26|
|Ramadan (Muslim)||Begins Friday, July 9|