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University to Run on Reduced Occupancy Schedule During Holidays/Green Days
The University will operate under its “Green Days” format for the Winter Break period from 5 p.m. Dec. 23 through Jan. 4, 2015. Beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 23, all University buildings will operate on a reduced occupancy schedule. Buildings will return to their normal occupancy schedule on Monday, Jan. 5. All academic and administrative buildings will be locked or closed during the period, and building temperatures will be set back to 60 degrees, unless prior arrangements have been made.
Requests for Building Access:
If you require your building to be open over the Winter Break/Green Days period, please place a request with your building coordinator, noting the specific dates and times. Requests should be made by 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15. (Note that faculty and staff will be able to access buildings by swiping their SU I.D. cards, as normal when the building is locked.)
Requests for Adjustments to Temperature and Lighting:
Deans, directors and department heads may submit a detailed request for adjustments to temperature and lighting during the Winter Break/Green Days period. Please review the University’s temperature guidelines, which can be found at http://essm.syr.edu/html/temp_access.html. Requests should be made using the online form at http://essm.syr.edu/scheduling/ by 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15. Requests will be reviewed by the executive vice president and chief financial officer, or the Office of the Provost.
Buildings Not Included in Winter Break Reduced Occupancy Schedule:
Due to academic and research needs, the following buildings will be excluded from the temperature setback, and will remain on normal access, temperature and lighting settings:
• Heroy Hall
• Bowne Hall
• Center for Science and Technology
• E.S. Bird Library — Operating hours are listed on the Library website at http://library.syr.edu/hours/?session=26
• JPMorgan Chase Technology Center, Lyman Hall
• Life Sciences Complex
• Link Hall
• Physics Building
Additionally, the following University web pages provide information on Winter Break/Green Day services and resources:
• University services available during Winter Break/Green Days: https://news.syr.edu/winterbreak/
• HR Winter Break/Green Days info: http://humanresources.syr.edu/winter-schedule/
• Winter Break/Green Days FAQ: http://humanresources.syr.edu/green-days-faq/
Questions can be directed to Nate Prior in the Energy Systems and Sustainability Management Department at 443-2999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.