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2019 Energy Savings Program


The Energy Savings Program is one of the most appreciated and valued programs available to TCNJ staff. It enables TCNJ to reduce costs associated with energy usage by closing campus on Fridays during the months of May, June, July and August. In addition, administrative operations are closed during the last week of December. For every energy holiday worked, eligible employees who regularly work seven hours per day accrue 10.5 hours which may be applied to certain summer Fridays and to winter break. Employees who regularly work eight hours per day accrue 12 hours of energy time each energy holiday to be used on summer Fridays and winter break.

This program supports the College’s commitment to sustainability and energy savings by allowing the closure of College offices during non-academic periods. Please review the following information for details about the program.

Designated Energy 2019 Holidays

The following seven holidays are designated as energy holidays for 2019:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 21
Lincoln’s Birthday Tuesday, February 12
Presidents Day Monday, February 18
Good Friday Friday, April 19
Columbus Day Monday, October 14
Election Day Tuesday, November 5
Veteran’s Day Monday, November 11


Eligible employees who work all seven energy holidays will earn 10.50 days of Energy Savings Program leave time (1 ½ energy leave days earned for each energy holiday worked).


Summer Fridays

There will be 5 energy Friday closures during the summer of 2019.

Summer Fridays When Accrued Energy Leave is Used

Beginning the last Friday in May, through the first week of July, employees enjoy a four day work week (regular hours) with Friday (or the holiday – Memorial Day or Independence Day) as a day off. Accrued energy holidays are applied to these summer Fridays. Energy holidays are state of NJ observed holidays on which TCNJ remains open for operation. (Please see the 2019 Holiday Calendar)

Summer Fridays During Extended Four Day Work Weeks

Beginning the second week of July, through the second week of August, employees work an extended day week, Monday through Thursday, and enjoy Friday off. During a summer extended day week, employees will work an extended schedule Monday through Thursday, and will have off from work on Fridays. An extended day would typically be eight hours and forty-five minutes for employees on a thirty five hour per week work schedule, and ten hours per day for employees on a forty hour per week work schedule.


Winter Closures 2019

  • Tuesday, December 24
  • Wednesday, December (a holiday)
  • Thursday, December 26
  • Friday, December 27
  • Monday, December 30
  • Tuesday, December 31
  • Wednesday, January 1, (a holiday)

Should you have any questions regarding the implementation of the Energy Savings Program, please email the Office of Human Resources at


Click on the links below for additional information:

2019 Holiday, Summer Closures & Winter Break Schedule