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FYI

Important notice
from UNH Payroll
and HR offices

Due to the holiday schedules at each of the USNH campuses, payroll checks for operating staff and hourly employees for the work period of Dec. 6 - 19 will be paid earlier than normal. Checks that would normally be dated Dec. 26, will be dated and distributed Monday, Dec. 22. Payroll checks for salary employees for the work period of Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 will be paid as normal Friday, Jan. 2. Direct deposit will be processed to employee bank accounts Jan. 2. Paychecks normally distributed to employees via U.S. Mail will be mailed Wednesday, Dec. 31, to ensure delivery on Friday. Paychecks that are sent to employees via campus mail can be picked up at UNH Mail Services Friday, Jan. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. Any checks not picked up will be distributed Monday, Jan. 5.

HR announces
holiday closings

The university will close at noon (12 p.m.) Dec. 24. Status employees will be released with pay for the remainder of the day. Staff scheduled for annual leave on that day are not required to use their earned time/annual leave for the portion of their work day following the noon closing. Staff designated as essential personnel may take the time worked after 12 p.m. at another time mutually agreeable to the supervisor and staff member. This release time applies only after 12 p.m. Dec. 24. The university will be closed for the entire day Dec. 30 and Dec. 31; staff use earned time/vacation time.


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Paul Fisher, associate professor of plant biology, speaks at the unveiling of a 12-foot-high “tree” with 40 varieties of potted poinsettia and 175 plants. The tree is on display in the N.H. Legislative Office Building through the holiday season. UNH is a leader in poinsettia research and its Cooperative Extension provides services to growers in New Hampshire to improve crop quality and increase profit. Also pictured, from left, are Rick Simpson, president of the NH Plant Growers Association; Rep. Michael Whalley, deputy speaker of the House; Sen. Thomas Eaton, president of the NH Senate; and Ann Weaver Hart, UNH president. (Sharon Keeler/Media Relations)
 
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(Katelyn Dolan/Media Relations)
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Aaron Friedman receives the UNH Student Community Leader of the Year award last week at a black tie event sponsored by the university’s Community Development Program. Presenting the award are students Meaghan Sullivan (center) and Jessica Harring (right).

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