Summer Alternative Workweek


President Meservey has authorized the implementation of an alternative workweek program during the summer of 2012. Beginning Sunday, June 3, 2012, and continuing through Sunday, August 12, 2012, many employees of the university will have the option of completing their entire weekly tour of duty in a compressed four and one-half day schedule rather than the typical five-day schedule.

In order to allow greater flexibility within departments, employees may take the half day on any day of the week. As has been the past practice, all administrative departments will be required to be open for business from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Academic departments will need appropriate coverage to be determined by the deans. 

Participation in this program is strictly voluntary and only at the request of the respective individual employees. While we encourage as many departments as possible to participate in this program, there are some departments that may not be able to participate due to the nature of the service provided by that department. Only full-time benefited employees are eligible to participate in this program.

If you are interested in participating in this program and you are a librarian or a member of the classified staff, please complete the appropriate attached form and return it to your immediate supervisor. If you are an administrator (APA or exempt) please complete the attached request for flexible scheduling. Immediate supervisors should forward the interest forms from their department to the area head. The area head must return the forms to Human Resources. If you do not want to participate, do not turn in a form.

The workweek beginning July 4 WILL NOT be part of the alternative workweek program. Employees will follow their normal schedule of 7½ hours per day/37 ½ hours (or 8 hours per day/40 hours for Unit II classified staff) for the week of July 4, 2011. In addition, due to summer programming, some departments may have some weeks excluded from the alternative summer schedule. These exceptions must be clearly noted on the alternative workweek form that is submitted to Human Resources and Equal Opportunity. 

Leave charges: vacation, sick, personal, floating holiday, and unpaid leave will be charged according to the number of hours taken. For example: If you are a clerical employee who is scheduled to work an 8.5 hour day and you want to take that day off using your floating holiday, then you must request both floating holiday (7.5 hours) and vacation leave (1 hour) to cover the 8.5 hour workday.

Specific questions regarding program participation and scheduling are to be referred to your immediate supervisor or area head.

Classified Alternative Work Schedule

 Librarian Alternative Work Schedule

Supervisor Memo