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
9.2 Special Holidays
In recognition of the need for exempt staff to work in excess of normal operating hours, the university will provide three (3) additional days off during the fiscal year. These days will normally be taken between December 25 and January 1 when the university is closed. Alternate days will be provided if the employee is required to work during the Christmas and New Year’s season.
Annual Vacation - The vacation anniversary date shall be the nearest first of the month to the date of appointment. Part-time employees will earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.
- Vacation Accumulation (20 working days) - During the first six (6) years of service, an employee will earn vacation at the rate of one and two-third days per calendar month [twenty (20) working days per year] with the first part month pro-rated, if necessary.
- Vacation Accumulation (25 working days) - After six (6) years of service until sixteen (16) years of service, the employee will earn vacation at the rate of two and one-twelfth working days per calendar month [twenty-five (25) working days per year].
- Vacation Accumulation (30 working days) - After sixteen (16) years of service, the employee will earn vacation at the rate of two and one-half working days per calendar month [thirty (30) working days per year].
9.3 Vacation Taken
Vacation is to be taken after it is earned. The employee 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 supervisor to ensure that a vacation may be taken annually by the employee. Wherever possible, the vacation shall be planned in accordance with the wishes of the employee.
9.4 Vacation Carry Over
Under special circumstances, an employee may, at the time of reviewing annual vacation, request permission from the supervisor to carry over up to and including one-half of their annual vacation entitlement from one fiscal year to the next. The employee, upon written approval of this carry over request, which will not be unreasonably denied, must use all annual entitlement in the fiscal year into which vacation is carried forward.