With the enthusiastic support of President John Hurley, the Senior Leadership Team has changed the deadline for taking earned vacation and personal days from May 31 to June 30.
This change will lighten the burden that many departments have experienced when trying to schedule staff vacation time prior to May 31, amidst the high level of activity associated with commencement, the close of the academic year and the close of the fiscal year. Instead, this new deadline will allow staff to take vacation and personal days after many of these major activities are completed and workloads are lighter in most departments. We have heard that this issue has been a pain point for many of our staff members and hope this change will make your lives easier.
Employees will still be allowed to carry over 37.5 hours of earned vacation time into the following year but personal days must be taken by June 30.
This policy announcement is a follow-up to communication sent out by the Human Resources Department on November 8. Additional information about the policy can be found on the portal under the college’s Policy Manual at https://wiki.canisius.edu/x/t4J4Ag or feel free to contact Human Resources at Ext. 2240.
Submitted by Tim Balkin, Vice President for Business and Finance