Policy 214 - Work Schedules
Each department of the University establishes the normal work days and work shifts for positions within the department. The standard work week begins at 8:00 am on Monday and ends at 5:00 pm on Friday. For purposes of calculating pay and overtime the workweek consists of seven consecutive 24 hour periods beginning at 12:00 am Sunday and ending 11:59 pm Saturday.
Employees should be advised of their normal work days and work shifts before they are hired; however, department heads may change the established work day or shift according to the business needs of the business unit.
Emergencies, Staffing Shortages, or Temporary Scheduling
During emergencies, staffing shortages, or other temporary situations, a supervisor may require an employee to work different work days or a different shift without advance notice. Although no formal notice is required for such short term changes, supervisors should give employees as much notice as possible.
If an employee cannot comply with a short term change in schedule, he or she should discuss the situation with the supervisor. If the employee has a valid reason for not complying, the supervisor should consider other means to meet the temporary requirement. Unresolved problems should be referred to the next level supervisor.
Changes in Normal Schedule
Managers and supervisors may change an employee’s normal work day and work shift to meet the needs of the department. The employee will be given as much notice as reasonably possible. Supervisors are encouraged to be sensitive to an employee’s personal situation (child care arrangements, transportation, family life, etc.) when making changes to established schedules.
If an employee requests a change to his/her normal schedule, the supervisor should consider the individual’s request based on the operational needs of the department.
Department supervisors are responsible for administering this policy.
Contact Human Resources if you have questions or would like more information about this policy.
Policy Approved: October 23, 1998
Last Updated: October 28, 1998