As the holidays approach, I want to express my gratitude for your
hard work and thoughtful service to CU Denver. Because of your
commitment and productivity, we continue to succeed and grow in
teaching, research, creative work and service to Denver, to Colorado
Governor Hickenlooper announced last Friday that he is authorizing
an extra holiday this year for the state’s classified staff. In the
spirit of giving thanks, I have decided to join the governor and
add one extra holiday for university staff and faculty as well.
While the governor identified November 25 as the extra holiday for
most of the state’s classified staff, based on the university’s
needs and our current university holiday schedule I have
identified January 2, 2017 as our additional holiday for classified
staff, university staff and faculty.
I know that additional time with family and friends is one of the
most precious gifts any of us can receive. I hope you enjoy the
extra day off. It is given with my heartfelt thanks for all that
you do, every day, to make CU Denver a wonderful place to work and
Normal leave policies will apply to these additional holidays.
Faculty and staff providing essential services on January 2 will
still be required to come to work on that day. If you are required
to work on January 2, you may choose an alternative day during
January, in coordination with your supervisors, to take
administrative leave. Questions should be directed to Kevin Jacobs,
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, at 303-315-2727
This day off is one way we can acknowledge the time, talent and
enthusiasm each of you brings to the university. Thank you for
contributing to our collective success.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season,