The last opening day before the company vacations is Thursday, December 23, 2021, and the first opening day in the new year will be Monday, January 3, 2022. Where it is necessary to maintain service operations between the holidays, emergency services and standby services will be established - as in previous years. The city will provide information in advance on how and when citizens can reach the administration in emergencies.
High savings potential
In addition to the financial savings potential of around 300,000 euros per day for the reduction of provisions and overtime, the company vacations also serve the city's climate policy goals. The complete closure allows energy to be saved for heating and lighting various service buildings over a longer, continuous period, which in addition to financial effects also takes climate protection into account. For the Stadthaus and the district council buildings alone, the city administration calculates 6,000 euros in saved energy costs per day, or 24,000 euros in the week between the holidays.
In any case, the time between Christmas and New Year is popular for vacations and overtime reduction among employees, so that when the buildings are normally open, all the lighting and heating has to be done, but at the same time only a few employees are on duty.
One of the days off will be granted to employees as a compensation day for the company outing that will not take place this year either due to the Corona pandemic. Company vacations will be arranged for the remaining working days.
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