Wednesday, December 14, 2005

What "informal" means to the State of California

I have received the following memo from the administration of California State University, Los Angeles.

Subject: Holiday Informal Time Off

In celebration of the holiday season, the Governor has authorized informal time off. Authorization for informal time off is subject to the following:

Monthly Rate Employees: Full-time exempt and non-exempt employees may be allowed a half day informal time off with pay on the last campus working day before the Christmas holiday or the last campus working day before the New Year's holiday, if the employee is scheduled to work. Less than full-time employees should be provided informal time off on a pro-rata basis.

Employees required to work these days, or who would be scheduled to work but are on vacation, sick leave or CTO, may be granted the equivalent informal time off prior to June 30, 2006. This time shall not be considered CTO and is not compensable in cash.

Hourly Employees: Hourly employees other than those in Class Codes 1150, 1151, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876, 7171 and 7172, should be permitted informal time off based on the following table provided that the employee is scheduled to work on the campus' last work day prior to the holiday closure and is still on the active payroll on that date (has not or will not be separated with a prior effective date):



1 - 41 1

42 - 84 2

85 or more 4

Scheduling of informal time off should be managed in such a manner as to minimize disruption to campus operations.

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