University announces new summer hours


Upon recommendation by Staff Advisory Council, the President’s Council has approved new summer hours for staff employees effective May 2015 and each summer thereafter. For summer 2015, hours will begin Monday, May 18, through Friday, Aug. 21. Official University hours for offices are posted as Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Full time employees are expected to work a nine-hour day Monday-Thursday and a four-hour day on Friday.

The total number of hours worked per week for all employees will agree with the employee’s approved weekly hours. If during the summer months, a holiday falls during the week, full-time employees will work 32 hours and receive eight hours holiday pay.

The proposal followed a study by the Staff Advisory Council that looked at summer class hours, traffic flows on Friday afternoons in offices that provide student services, and other colleges and universities. The council’s rationale stated that the policy recommendation was an effort to promote family life and work balance. For the following years, the policy states, ”summer hours will begin each May on the Monday after grades are due (typically one week after May commencement), and will end each August on the Friday before the Residence Halls are open for freshmen and new students.”