CUNY closed tomorrow for Juneteenth

We are pleased to announce that pursuant to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 204 and a CUNY Board of Trustees' resolution, June 19, 2020, will be observed as a CUNY-wide holiday.

June 19th or Juneteenth signifies the date, June 19, 1865, in which slaves in the state of Texas received notice of their freedom – nearly two and half years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.  In recognizing this day, it gives us an opportunity to honor the history, perseverance, and contributions by African Americans to our country.

In accordance with the memorandum from the Governor's State Operations Office (please see attached memo Juneteenth Holiday), non-essential full-time employees regularly scheduled to work on Friday, June 19, 2020, will receive the day off with pay.  Full-time employees deemed essential for state operations will be granted one day of compensatory time off (CTO).  Employees whose regular day off falls on June 19, 2020, will be granted one day of CTO.  Additionally, employees will not be required to charge their time and leave balances for absences scheduled on June 19, 2020. Employees should indicate on their timesheet “Holiday” for the Juneteenth date.

However, employees on leave with or without pay not charged to time and leave balances – e.g., leave without pay, workers comp, military leave, sick leave at half-pay, short term disability/long term disability, childcare leave without pay, leave donation (status is LWOP), etc., - will not be returned to pay status or credited with CTO for the holiday.

Should you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 212-650-7226.

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