4.201 Holiday Incentive Pay

4.201  Holiday Incentive Pay

    To address common scheduling difficulties, any employee who works (on the schedule or on call) for a minimum of four hours between 8:00 p.m. on December 24 and 8:00 p.m. on December 25 will be paid $50.00 in addition to his/her wages for that period.

Any employee who works (on the schedule or on call) for a minimum of four hours between the hours of 9:00 am and 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day will be paid $50.00 in addition to his/her wages for that period.

In addition, an employee who works for any period between 6:30 am and 10:00 pm on the holidays listed below may opt to access their accrued personal time in addition to their regular pay for that holiday shift, up to a maximum of eight hours on a given holiday.  

The holidays include: New Year's day; Easter; Thanksgiving day; Christmas day and July 4.

Revised 5.04 ds

Reviewed 11.12

Revised 7.13 Exec Staff

Approved Personnel Comm  6.14

Reviewed 6.15

Look for your Accel Trax (Report Work) message from the Business Office on how to claim this time.


For the Athens area staff; The Athens Foundation is coordinating an event this on Oct. 7, 2016 called Athens Area Stand Down. (The DAR is coordinating the same event in Marietta.) Stand down refers to a military term basically meaning, take it easy. The event is held to collect goods and services specifically for homeless military veterans and those with other great needs. We hope to do more later but as a beginning there will be a donation container in the Athens office lobby for cash contributions to this good cause. Give a little or a lot. It will add up. Our veterans and our country gives us a lot. Not the least of which is our opportunity to serve people with developmental disabilities. We would like to pay them back in this small way while some of them are experiencing a hard time. Stand down for this one day and let us help out with the things you need.



An excerpt from the "digitalscribbler.com web blog dated December 15, 2015 titled, "The 5 Levels of Inclusion"

  1. Community – This is social inclusion which can be physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual.
  2. Connection – This is emotional inclusion, which results in meaningful relationships between typical and special needs individuals.
  3. Contribution – This is intellectual inclusion, where the individual with special needs develops a sense of dignity, as they use their ability to make a personal or group contribution to the community.
  4. Contemplation – This is spiritual inclusion where the individual is able to pursue some form of meaning and purpose.
  5. Comprehensive – Comprehensive inclusion occurs when the individual has experienced 1-4, and benefits from the latest scientific and medical research, as they grow into adulthood and an ever improving quality of life.

How far along that spectrum has Havar come? How far along this spectrum have you come. What is our next step?


YOUNG ONE: “Master, does success go to the clever one, or to the lucky one?”

MERLYN: “Success is sometimes discovered by the clever one, and occasionally by the lucky one, but it is most often laid hold of by the determined one.”

YOUNG ONE: “Will you teach me to be determined?”

MERLYN: “Determination is dangerous… relentless… remorseless… and inescapable. It returns to its master with treasure between its teeth.”

YOUNG ONE: “Is Determination a dog? Shall I summon it with a whistle?”

MERLYN: “The whistle is a four-note tune that comes at a high price.”

YOUNG ONE: “Teach me the notes. I will pay.”

MERLYN: “Everyone wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what real beasts do.”

YOUNG ONE: “Teach me the notes.”

MERLYN: “As you wish.”

This is what the old wizard taught me:

NOTE ONE: Count the cost.

MERLYN: “Consider everything that might go wrong. Is your goal worth enough that you would endure all this discomfort and pain? If the answer is yes, then make peace with those possibilities and you will be bulletproof. No matter what happens, you will not panic. You will have already been there in your mind.”

NOTE TWO: Throw your cap over the wall.

MERLYN: “A group of boys walk a pathway next to a high stone wall that surrounds the estate of a nobleman. The older boys challenge each other to climb the wall, but none of them can do it. The youngest boy then takes off his cap and tosses it over the wall. Confused, the other boys watch as he quickly climbs the wall. Upon his return, he looks at them and says, ‘I was not going home without that cap.'”

NOTE THREE: Employ Exponential Little Bits.

MERLYN: “Ask yourself at every meal, ‘What difference have I made today?’ Do not let your head touch your pillow until you have taken an action that moves you a Little Bit closer to your goal, no matter how tiny that action might be. Exponential Little Bits are relentless activities that compound to make a miracle. When daily progress meets with progress, it doesn't’t add, it multiplies.”

NOTE FOUR: Be an observer, a simple witness to what happens.

MERLYN: “You are responsible for your actions, not for the outcome. To be effective, you must be objective. Become a tool in the hand of the goal itself. Eliminate your ego. Do not seek recognition. It isn’t about you. It’s about the thing you’re doing. Are you willing to pay this price? Can you whistle the notes that summon the dog?”

YOUNG ONE: “You said the dog returns to its master with treasure between its teeth.”

MERLYN: “Yes.”

YOUNG ONE: “I see blood on that treasure.”

MERLYN: “Yes.”

YOUNG ONE: “And the blood is my own.”

MERLYN: “You are ready to whistle the notes.”

Roy H. Williams

The MondayMorningMemo© of Roy H. Williams, The Wizard of Ads®