2014/2015 end of year arrangements

Annual leave

The gazetted public holidays for the 2014/2015 end of year period are:

  • Thursday 25 December 2014
  • Friday 26 December 2014
  • Thursday 1 January 2015

To reflect the provisions of the University's Enterprise Agreement, the University will be closed between Thursday 25 December 2014 and Thursday 1 January 2015 inclusive and re-open for business on Friday 2 January 2015.

Monday 29 December 2014 through to Wednesday 31 December 2014 - University paid leave days

Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 December 2014 will be treated as University paid leave days. Employees are not required to apply for annual leave for these days and these days will not be deducted from an employee’s annual leave balance.

Monday 22 through to Wednesday 24 December 2014, and Friday 2 January 2015 

Monday 22, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 December 2014, and Friday 2 January 2015, are considered normal University full working days (eg. 9.00am to 5.00pm), however managers and supervisors are encouraged to facilitate and support annual leave arrangements for employees where possible and practicable. 

Employees not attending work on any of these days must apply for a full working day of annual leave via UConnect employee self service.

Directed work over the end of year period

Where services are to be provided over the end of year period, managers should operate with the minimum number of employees necessary. Please advise your HR Client Services Team in writing by Monday 24 November 2014 of employees who will be directed to work over the end of year closure period and the days they are required to work.

An employee directed to work on any of the University paid leave days on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 December 2014 may substitute these days for alternative mutually convenient University paid leave days, normally within the following three month period.  Employees must discuss this arrangement with their supervisor, and advise their HR Client Services Team by Monday 24 November 2014 of the nominated alternative days.

Annual leave loading

Annual leave loading for all employees will be included in the pay of Wednesday 10 December 2014. This payment is annual leave loading accrued for the 12 month period up to and including 28 November 2014.

Payroll deadlines

The final pay of the year falls on Wednesday 24 December 2014.  Please be advised that the cut off for this pay period is close of business on Monday 15 December 2014. All documentation and forms that can be submitted early would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact your HR Client Services Team for any queries regarding these deadlines.