Starting July 1, 2023, the University will add 16 hours of Annual Leave to the annual leave bank for non-bargaining staff.
Two additional closure days for non-bargaining staff will be on the Fridays of fall and spring recess and occur on March 10, 2023, and Oct. 20, 2023. It is our intent that these changes will be ongoing beyond 2023.
In accordance with our agreements, we will also have discussions with the leadership of AFSCME, MSEA, POA, and WMU-AAUP (fiscal year faculty) to reach agreement on providing additional Annual Leave and Closure Days for employees working in those bargaining groups.
The new approach seeks to build on the spirit of the 2022 summer work schedule offered to non-bargaining staff while providing each employee with greater flexibility. While widely appreciated by many, the summer schedule was available only to non-bargaining staff and impacted our ability to offer the service expected by the community. With the addition of annual leave hours and closure days, the 2023 summer work schedule for non-bargaining employees will return to include the hours of noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays. The additional leave hours and closure days allows for summer flexibility where practical, responds to the needs of campus and empowers all employees to take personal time in a way that works best for them.