3.2 Christmas/New Year Closure
Staff members are given time off with pay between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, except in operational units where it is determined that services must be continued during this closure period. Staff members who are required to work during the Christmas/New Year closure are given compensatory time off at a later date, except Public Safety sergeants and lieutenants working in a uniformed capacity, who will receive overtime pay (time and a half). Except in the case of retirement, employees must be paid for the day prior to closure and the day after closure in order to receive pay for closure. Staff members retiring during closure or January 1 will be paid for all days prior to retirement and need not return to receive closure pay.