Leave use guidelines for Thanksgiving and winter closure

From: The Division of Human Resources

Virginia Tech will be close for the following holiday breaks:

  • Thanksgiving break: University closes at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29. The university reopens on Monday, Dec. 2.
  • Winter break: University closes on Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 and will reopen on Jan. 2.  

During these times, the following days are designated holidays for eligible faculty and staff:

  • Thanksgiving break: Wednesday, Nov. 27, starting at noon, through Friday, Nov. 29
  • Winter break:  Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020

Employees will need appropriate leave types to cover the applicable work hours on the remaining days of winter break – Dec. 26, Dec. 27, Dec. 30, and Dec. 31. For example, the typical full-time employee who works eight hours Monday through Friday will need 32 hours of leave for these days. The most common types of leave used for this period are Annual, Family Personal, Compensatory (Holiday Comp, Overtime Comp). Sick leave usage would not be applicable unless an employee has a substantiated illness or has doctor appointments.  

If employees have questions, please contact the HR Service Center at hrsevicecenter@vt.edu or at 540-231-9331.