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Fanwood Memorial Library Policy Manual
Section: Personnel

Subject: 4.2 Vacation, Holidays and Staff Development


Full-time employees will conform to the Borough Vacation Allowance policy with exceptions for employees employed prior to 12/31/08 whose negotiated vacation exceeds the specified allowance.


The Board of Trustees of the Fanwood Memorial Library has approved paid time-off for 15 holidays each calendar year for all Full-time employees (see below). The Floating Holiday is considered a personal day to be used as needed with the Director's approval. On all other Holidays the Library will be closed. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed. When a holiday falls on a Saturday (and the library would ordinarily be closed, as in the summer months) the previous Friday shall be observed. If a holiday falls on a staff member's regularly scheduled time off, the employee shall be entitled to a different day off within that fiscal year at a time approved by the Director.

Approved Holiday Listing:

    1.    New Year's Day
    2.    Martin Luther King Day
    3.    Presidents' Day
    4.    Good Friday
    5.    Memorial Day
    6.    July 4 - Independence Day
    7.    Labor Day
    8.    Columbus Day
    9.    Election Day
    10.  Thanksgiving Day
    11.  Thanksgiving (Friday after - exchanged for Veterans Day)
    12.  Christmas Eve Day
    13.  Christmas Day
    14.  New Year's Eve
    15.  Floating Holiday (1)

Staff Development

The Board of Trustees of the Fanwood Memorial Library recognizes the importance of a knowledgeable staff and encourages their professional growth and development through participation in educational and training programs. Staff members are encouraged to develop themselves professionally and to take advantage of state and regional offerings. Attendance at and participation in professional library functions is recognized as beneficial to both the Library organization and to the public it serves. Staff attendance at training and continuing education sessions must be approved by the Director. Any fees and/or expenditures for such training must be approved by the Director in advance.

Staff Development days organized around current library needs and topics will be scheduled periodically at the discretion of the Director with the approval of the Board of Trustees. Attendance at these sessions will be required by all staff. The library may be closed or have a delayed opening to accommodate Staff Development sessions at the Board’s discretion.

Board of Trustees
Approved: June 8, 2009
Revised: February 8, 2016

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