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SDI Makes Strong Move to Support Reservist and Guard Faculty and Staff

Our veterans, current active duty, and reserve personnel are so valuable to Sonoran Desert Institute, both in our student population and in our workforce.

As part of our continuous effort to ensure that our faculty and staff in the service are well taken-care of, SDI has decided to take strong action to ensure that those in the Reserves and National Guard’s schedules on the year are drastically easier with paid time off for the two weeks a year they are required to serve in an active capacity.

“We have recently adopted a new policy in support of our employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves who are called to serve actively two weeks each year,” Marc Prochello, Vice President of Finance, has said.

“SDI will no longer require the use of accrued vacation to be compensated for that time… This time will be handled much like Jury Duty or Bereavement. (They) will not be working, (they) will be paid, and (they) will not be using any of (their) hard-earned vacation time.”

As our faculty and staff works so hard for us here at Sonoran Desert Institute, it is a blessing to have the ability to give these hardworking men and women the ability to take that time off without needing to schedule their vacation time. It gives them the chance to serve our country more freely, without needing to be concerned about their capability to sit back, relax, and enjoy a few personal days.

To all of our faculty and staff that serve or have served: Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do! We would not be who we are today without you!

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