Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Summer Holiday Closures: employee information

U.S. Flag background with text overlay: Summer Holidays, Memorial Day and Independence Day

Henry Ford College will close for 2019 summer holidays as follows:

Monday, May 27, Memorial Day: Campuses Closed
Campuses re-open Tuesday, May 28

Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5: Campuses Closed
Campuses re-open Saturday, July 6

Employees on a 4-day spring/summer work schedule

Employees working a 4-day work schedule during the spring/summer semester will receive 10 hours of holiday pay for the Memorial Day holiday.

All employees are asked to work and report three, 8-hour days July 1, 2, and 3, and to report 8 hours holiday time for both July 4 and July 5.

Employees on a 5-day spring/summer work schedule

Memorial Day

So that all College employees receive 10 hours of holiday pay for this holiday, employees working a 5-day work schedule during the spring/summer semester will receive two (2) additional holiday hours for the Memorial Day holiday.

Employees on a 5-day schedule may leave two (2) hours early at the end of the shift on Friday, May 24, 2018. The Welcome Center will close early on that day.

Hourly employees on a 5-day schedule should report two (2) hours of holiday pay on Friday, May 24, 2018 and eight (8) hours of holiday pay on Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day holiday. If you have scheduled vacation on Friday, May 24, you would use six (6) hours of vacation time, rather than the usual eight (8) hours.

Independence Day and July 5

All employees are asked to work and report three, 8-hour days July 1, 2, and 3, and to report 8 hours holiday time for both July 4 and July 5.

Vacation and Personal Business time

Per collective bargaining agreements, employees may not use personal business time in conjunction with a holiday. If you wish to extend your holiday break, you will need to use vacation time, which must be arranged with your supervisor in advance.

Return to 5-day weeks

For those observing a 4-day (10-hour-per-day) summer work schedule, the College officially returns to 5-day weeks on August 19. Fall classes begin Thursday, August 22.