Author Archives: Cheryl Mullins

CTO Reminders

The arrival of the peak summer vacation season is an opportune time for a couple of CTO usage reminders.  Benefits-eligible staff employees please note that:

Floating Holidays

“Floating Holidays” are those holidays on which the College is partially open for business (that is, some departments are staffed and others are not).  Designated Floating Holidays are: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.   With July 4th right around the corner, please remember to enter CTO time if you are usually scheduled to work on Thursdays but you do not work on Independence Day.

Exempt Staff and Partial Day CTO Usage

Exempt staff are reminded that CTO should generally be used in full day increments only.  Exceptions to the full day policy are allowed during approved leaves of absence, and occasionally when there is a need for a period of frequent partial-day absences.  In either case, partial day absences must be pre-approved before use.

For further details regarding these or other paid-time-off topics please see Section 4 of the Employee Handbook

–Cheryl Mullins 


Tuition Cash Grant Scholarship Program Gets New Name

Employees with dependent children taking advantage of the College’s “Tuition Cash Grant Scholarship” benefit will notice a name change in place for the fall semester: the “Tuition Cash Grant Scholarship” will now be known as the “Dependent Tuition Benefit”.  The new name is intended to more accurately reflect the nature of the benefit program. 

–Cheryl Mullins, Human Resources

Summer Pilates with Nina Vila

We’re trying something new – a summer session of Pilates classes with Nina Vila!

For College ID card holders only: Pilates classes taught by Nina Vila of the Vermont Center for Classical Pilates. Pilates exercises focus on the deep core/torso muscles, with careful attention to breath and alignment of the spine, for a total-body workout. Great for strength, flexibility, and conditioning. Newcomers welcome.  Summer classes will be held on Tuesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., May 24-June 28 (six weeks total), at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Studio (room 109).  Registration closes May 18. For cost and registration information please contact Cheryl Mullins at  x5542 or

Hope to see you on the 24th!