University of California, San Diego
April 4, 2007
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
Each year on the fourth Thursday of April, employees and employers across the country participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This special day focuses our nation's attention on creating opportunities for girls and boys to share and communicate their expectations for the future. For 2007, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day takes place on Thursday, April 26.
Founded by the Ms. Foundation for Women, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has evolved over the years to provide families with activities that strengthen the connections between education and work, and the relationships between parents and their children. UC San Diego will again honor this day, although the university will not arrange specific activities through the Women's Center.
For those employees who will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 26, by taking their child/children to work at UC San Diego, I am approving 2 hours of administrative leave with pay. Participating children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Supervisors are asked to grant employees 2 hours of administrative leave with pay when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.
Information that may guide activities around the theme of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day may be found at http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org/.