This year, UAB employees will receive an extra day off at year’s end. Christmas Day occurs on Monday, Dec. 25, which is a scheduled holiday. In addition to the observed holiday on Dec. 25, President Ray Watts also has decided to close the university campus on Dec. 26 to provide employees additional time off.
“UAB enjoyed a record year in 2017, improving more lives and creating more opportunities than ever before for our students and patients, as well as people around the globe who benefit from our innovation and service,” Watts said. “This is all possible because of our dedicated faculty and staff, and I hope the UAB community 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 closed; 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.