As we begin to anticipate plans for the holiday season, I am pleased to let you know that Friday, January 2, 2009 will be a paid day off for staff. While most offices will be closed, certain people will need to work on January 2 to provide for the University's operational and security needs. Those whose service is required will be notified, as is practice, by their local management. Other arrangements will be made to provide time off or appropriate compensation for these staff members.
On behalf of the entire Harvard community, I thank all of you for your contributions to the University.