Chancellor's Communique

Additional CU Anschutz holiday, 11-8-2018

Dear colleagues,

As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to again express my gratitude for your hard work and dedication to making CU Anschutz a world-class academic medical center. Last week Governor Hickenlooper authorized an extra holiday for state employees, and I am granting our employees an additional holiday as well. CU Anschutz faculty and staff may take either Wednesday, December 26 or Monday, December 31 as a day off, in alignment with your unit’s operational needs as directed by its leadership. All units are required to be open on these dates with at least essential personnel.

Normal leave policies will apply to these additional holidays, which do not affect the operations of the hospitals or their clinics on campus. Students, faculty and staff assigned to work in any University of Colorado Hospital or Children’s Hospital Colorado space are responsible for patient care and clinical operations, and must report to work unless the specific hospital or clinic announces a change in operations. If you are required to work on both December 26 and December 31, you may choose an alternate day before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2018, with your supervisor’s approval.

Questions from staff and non-clinical faculty should be directed to your unit’s Human Resources representative. Questions from clinical faculty should be directed to your school’s clinical faculty leadership.

Employees from consolidated units serving both campuses should take the holiday that aligns with the campus schedule they are following: December 26 or December 31 for CU Anschutz, December 24 for CU Denver.

I hope you enjoy the extra day off to relax and celebrate the holidays with friends and family. It is given with my heartfelt thanks for all that you do to make the CU Anschutz Medical Campus a wonderful place to work and learn. 

Best wishes for a happy holiday season,

Don Elliman

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