End of year arrangements
The 2016/2017 end of year arrangements for annual leave, annual leave loading and payroll deadlines have now been published on the HR website.
The gazetted public holidays for the end of year period are:
- Monday 26 December 2016
- Tuesday 27 December 2016
- Monday 2 January 2017
To reflect the provisions of the University’s Enterprise Agreement, the University will be closed between Monday 26 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive and re-open for business on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December 2016 will be treated as University paid leave days. Employees are not required to apply for annual leave for these days and they will not be deducted from an employee’s annual leave balance.
Leave plans and applications
As a key part of ensuring of the health and wellbeing of employees, and assisting the University with planning and management of absences over the end of year period, it is important for all employees and supervisors to discuss and agree to leave plans and arrangements in accordance with the provisions of the Enterprise Agreement.
Once leave plans are agreed to, all leave requests must be submitted as soon as possible for approval via UConnect, with a priority focus on leave plans for the November to February period.
Annual leave loading
Annual leave loading for all employees will be included in the pay of Wednesday 7 December 2016. This payment is annual leave loading accrued for the 12 month period up to and including 25 November 2016.
The final pay of the year falls on Wednesday 21 December 2016. Please be advised that the cut off for this pay period is close of business on Monday 12 December 2016.
The first pay of 2017 falls on Wednesday 4 January 2017, and the cut off for this pay period is close of business on Monday 19 December 2016.
All documentation and forms that can be submitted early would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact your HR Client Services Team for any queries regarding the end of year period.
Director, Human Resources