Although Gov. Mitt Romney has declared Friday, June 11 as a one-time state holiday in observance of national memorial services for former President Ronald Reagan, the campus will remain open for essential business, according to Juan A. Jarrett, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources.
In a June 9 memo to benefited campus employees, Jarrett said, “While the UMass Amherst campus must remain open for business to accommodate student visits and other essential university business, department heads are encouraged to allow as many employees as operationally feasible to honor the former president by taking the day off. Employees who are required to work this Friday will be eligible to receive another day off, which must be used in accordance with the established time frames for floating holidays.”
For information, call Human Resources at 5-0380.