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Answers to questions (posted on April 7, 2008)

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General

Q. I know that during a furlough we can read personal e-mail but not work-related e-mail. I would like a clarification about e-mail that is related to Fermilab or physics, but not to our personal work. Examples would be "Fermilab Today" or items from the InterActions news wire. Can I read "Fermilab Today" during a furlough?

A. Reading material follows the same guideline as events at the laboratory. If the reading material is available to the public then you can read it while you are on furlough. It is OK to read Fermilab Today since it is available to the public.

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Holidays

Q. What happens if I am on furlough during a holiday week?

A. For weekly (non-exempt) employees, you will receive holiday pay if you meet the guidelines per the Fermilab Holiday Policy:

http://wdrs.fnal.gov/policies/policy/holidays.html.

Furlough is considered an "excused" absence; therefore, if a weekly employee takes the day before or after the holiday as a furlough day, the furlough day(s) will be considered "excused" and the employee will not lose holiday pay.

For monthly (exempt) employees, per the Department of Labor regulations, you may not be paid for a period where no work is performed.  So, if your furlough week is during a holiday week, you will not be paid at all for that week.

Q. I am a weekly non-exempt employee. I would like to take May 26 (Memorial Day) as a furlough day. Will I receive holiday pay for May 26?

A. If a weekly non-exempt employee takes furlough on a holiday, that person will not be paid for the holiday. If a weekly employee takes the day before or after the holiday as a furlough day, the furlough day(s) will be considered "excused" and the employee will not lose holiday pay.

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