19.1 Holidays

19.1.1 The University Recognizes the Following Statutory Holidays:

New Year's Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Saskatchewan Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

19.1.2 Special Holidays

In recognition of the need for members to occasionally work in excess of the work plan guidelines, the University will provide three (3) additional days off during the fiscal year. These days will normally be taken between December 25th and January 1st when the University is closed. Alternate days will be provided if the member is required to work during the Christmas and New Year’s season.

19.2 Annual Vacation

19.2.1 Vacation Accumulation (20 working days).

During the first six (6) years of service, a member will earn vacation at the rate of twenty (20) working days per year with the monthly accumulation rate depending on the number of working days in the month. The vacation anniversary date shall be the date of appointment. Part-time members will earn vacation on a pro rata basis.

19.2.2 Vacation Accumulation (25 working days).

After six (6) years of service until sixteen (16) years of service, the member will earn vacation at the rate of twenty-five (25) working days per year with the monthly accumulation rate depending on the number of working days in the month. Part-time members will earn vacation on a pro rata basis.

19.2.3 Vacation Accumulation (30 working days).

After sixteen (16) years of service, the member will earn vacation at the rate of thirty (30) working days per year with with the monthly accumulation rate depending on the number of working days in the month.. Part-time members will earn vacation on a pro rata basis.

19.3 Vacation Taken

Vacation is to be taken after it is earned. The member is expected to use the entitlement by the end of the fiscal year following the year in which it is earned. It is the responsibility of the department head to ensure that a vacation may be taken annually by the member. Wherever possible, the vacation shall be planned in accordance with the wishes of the member.

19.4 Vacation Carry Over

Under special circumstances, a member may, at the time of reviewing annual vacation, request permission from the department head to carry over up to and including one-half of his/her annual vacation entitlement from one year to the next. The member, upon approval of this carry over request, which will not be unreasonably denied, must use all annual entitlement in the year into which vacation is carried forward.