Have a healthy and happy holiday season

As 2023 draws to a close, UFHR wishes everyone a healthy and Happy Holiday season filled with the joy of family and friends. As you make preparations for time off during the holidays, be sure to keep in mind the UF closing period and personal leave days.

The University of Florida will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2024, as well as the holiday closing period of Dec. 26 through 29, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. As you make preparations for time off during the holidays, be sure to enter your time and leave early.

All TEAMS employees, 12-month Academic Personnel and postdoctoral associates are eligible for four personal leave days per year (32 hours adjusted to FTE) to be used during the period of Dec. 26 through 29. USPS employees are not eligible for the four personal leave days in December and may be required to use vacation or accrued compensatory leave during the holiday closing period if their department is closed. Learn more.

Departments with OPS staff may adjust work schedules either before or after the holiday break to allow OPS staff to make up work time as needed if units are closed.

Please be sure to speak with your supervisor about any anticipated time off you are planning and to learn about needed coverage around the holidays for your unit.

You can also learn more at https://benefits.hr.ufl.edu/time-away/holidays , or contact the UFHR Benefits team at benefits.hr.ufl.edu/contact/ with any questions.