Chancellor's Communique

Additional Holiday, 12-8-20

Dear colleagues,

In this season of gratitude, I would like to once again thank you for your dedication, perseverance and adaptability throughout a truly unparalleled year. Your hard work and collaboration amid the added stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled CU Anschutz to continue to deliver on our mission, and foster hope and healing among those we serve. 

As a token of our thanks this holiday season, we are granting our employees an additional day of paid administrative leave. CU Anschutz faculty and staff members may take one 8-hour day of additional leave, between December 23, 2020, and January 1, 2021, in alignment with your business unit’s operational needs as directed by its leadership. Enter this day in MyLeave with earnings code “administrative leave.” Please note that this leave is in addition to the scheduled CU Anschutz holidays of Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and all units are required to be open and staffed with at least essential personnel on non-holiday dates.

Normal leave policies, which do not affect the operations of the hospitals, their clinics on campus or our 24/7/365 campus operations, apply to the additional holiday administrative leave. Faculty and staff assigned to work in any UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital or Children’s Hospital Colorado space during this period who are responsible for patient care and clinical operations, or others who must work during this period, must report to work unless the specific hospital, clinic or business unit announces a change in operations. If you are required to work between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1 on days not currently designated as holidays, you may choose an alternate administrative leave day before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2021, 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 follow the guidance from the campus consistent with their designated holiday schedule in MyLeave or other time system. Employees from consolidated units who are on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus holiday schedule should follow the procedures outlined above.

Please take this extra time to relax and recharge this holiday season. We are proud of all we have accomplished together, particularly during this trying year, and grateful for all you do to keep the CU Anschutz community moving forward.

Best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday season,

Don Elliman


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