Fourth of July Holiday

UMMS HR recently sent a memo about the Fourth of July holiday which said that "the University of Massachusetts Medical School will be officially open for business on Friday, July 3, 2015 and Monday, July 6, 2015." This has caused some confusion, since most SHARE members were expecting to have Friday, July 3 off, because that is the way that Saturday holidays have been handled in the past.

We reached out to HR to clarify, and have two reassuring messages to relay:

  1. No one is losing out on getting a holiday, although some UMMS departments may need some staffing on Friday.
  2. HR will send out a clarification, this week we hope, about which departments will need skeleton staffing and which can be closed on July 3.