As our community continues to consider the evolving nature of the pandemic and planning for the remainder of 2021, both business and personal, we understand it may be helpful to confirm the guiding principles regarding scheduling and use of vacation time. Enabling staff to take care of their own well-being and that of their family continues to be a priority supported by the University, along with the importance of self-care and time to recharge both mentally and physically. We encourage all employees to discuss vacation time plans with their supervisors early, so considerations for interests can be balanced across teams, and with operational requirements.
As a reminder, these guiding principles do not supersede specific language in any employment contract or collective agreement – rather, they are intended to support and enable discussions between employees and their supervisors for the scheduling of vacation time within the parameters of those agreements.
We thank everyone in advance for their continued cooperation and teamwork and wish everyone much deserved time for rest and relaxation over the coming months!