November 07, 2016

Employees get two extra Friday holidays at year’s end

christmas new yearUAB employees will receive two extra holidays at the year’s end.

This year, Christmas and New Year’s Day occur on Sundays, which are scheduled holidays. In addition to the observed Monday holidays for both, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 2017, President Ray Watts has decided to close the university campus Friday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 30 to provide employees additional time with their families.

UAB continues to make tremendous strides in all areas of our mission because of the outstanding work its employees do every day, Watts said. “I appreciate your dedication and hard work that make UAB such a globally renowned university and academic medical center, and I hope you will enjoy this well-deserved additional time to relax and celebrate the holidays with family and friends.”

As with all UAB holidays, most campus operations will be suspended; but essential services will continue. Managers should provide employees advance notice of the holiday work schedule, and employees of UAB Hospital, UAB Police, UAB Call Center and units that receive personal holidays instead of designated ones should check with their supervisors regarding staffing. UAB’s holiday schedule is available online.