Policy No. B. 1.00

Date of Issue 7/2/2014


Hours of Work
General office hours for the university are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Supervisors may require or approve alternative schedules when necessary to meet the needs of their department or determined beneficial to the efficient and effective operations of their department. Full-time non-union employees typically work five 7.75-hour days totaling 38.75 hours per week. All staff employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis. 

At times, it may be necessary for employees to work additional hours outside of the core business hours. Every effort will be made to give as much notice as possible of changes to the normally scheduled workday or work week.


Non-exempt employees
Employees are to receive an unpaid meal period each day. Meal periods are 45 minutes in length and must be scheduled with the supervisor so as not to disrupt the business of the department. Full-time employees are provided a paid 15 minute rest break each morning and afternoon scheduled with the approval of the supervisor. These breaks must not be used to arrive later at the beginning of the work day or leave early at the end of the work day. Departmental rules will guide whether one or both rest breaks may be combined with the lunch period. Failure to work scheduled hours, including assigned overtime, or to return timely from breaks or lunch as scheduled may subject the employee to disciplinary action. 

Union employees are governed by the applicable provisions of the appropriate labor agreement.


Exempt employees
Exempt employees, in compliance with Wage and Hour Law, are paid wages to complete an assigned job and are not paid by the hour. The normal work week is 38.75 hours; however, job responsibilities may require additional time. Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay.