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End of year arrangements

Annual leave

The gazetted public holidays for the 2019 end of year period are:

  • Wednesday, 25 December 2019
  • Thursday, 26 December 2019
  • Wednesday, 1 January 2020

To reflect the provisions of the University's Enterprise Agreement, the University will be closed between  Wednesday 25 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020 inclusive, and re-open for business on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

Friday 27 December 2019Monday 30 December 2019 and Tuesday 31 December 2019, 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.

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 25 November 2019, 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 Friday 27, Monday 30 and Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 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 25 November 2019 of the nominated alternative days.

Annual leave loading

Annual leave loading for all employees will be included in the pay of Wednesday 4 December 2019. This payment is annual leave loading accrued for the 12 month period up to and including 22 November 2019.

Payroll deadlines

The final pay of the year falls on Wednesday 18 December 2019.  Please be advised that the cut off for this pay period is close of business on Monday 9 December 2019.

The first pay of 2020 falls on Wednesday 1 January 2020.  Please be advised that the cut off for this pay period is close of business on Monday 16 December 2019. 

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.

Public holidays

The declared 2020 public holidays are also available.