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C220: Holidays

Approved by: Faculty Senate
Effective: April 26, 2016
Responsible FS Committee: Policy Committee
Office Responsible for Administration: Office of the Provost or Chancellor for Health Sciences

Revisions to the Policy Rationale, Policy Statement, and Applicability sections of this document must be approved by the full Faculty Senate.

Policy Rationale

Holidays play an integral part in faculty and student lives.  This Policy Document identifies the specific holidays observed by the University of New Mexico (UNM). 

Policy Statement

UNM observes the following specific holidays each year and most offices are closed during these holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Winter break.  The specific days observed as the holiday period are announced each year by the UNM Division of      Human Resources.

UNM respects the right of all students and faculty to observe religious holidays and will make reasonable accommodation, upon request, for such observances in accordance with Faculty Handbook Policy C260 “Religious Accommodations.”  

Applicability

All UNM academic faculty and administrators.

Revisions to the remaining sections of this document may be amended with the approval of the Faculty Senate Policy and Operations Committee in consultation with the responsible Faculty Senate Committee listed in Policy Heading.

Definitions

No specific definitions are required for the Policy Statement.

Who should read this policy

  • Faculty
  • Department Chairs, academic deans and other academic administrators and executives

Related Documents

UNM Regents’ Policy Manual Policy 2.4“Diversity and Campus Climate

Faculty Handbook Policy C260 “Religious Accommodations”  

University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy 3405 “Holidays”

Contacts

Direct any questions about this policy to the Office of the Provost or the Office of the Chancellor for Health Sciences.

Procedures

No specific procedures at this time.

History

April 26, 2016—Revised policy approved by the Faculty Senate.

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