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Work Schedules

Policy Statement: Employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement should consult their agreement, which may vary slightly from the information below. In cases where there are two conflicting descriptions, the collective bargaining agreement takes precedence.

Work Schedules

For payroll purposes, the work week begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday and ends at midnight on the following Sunday.

The supervisor determines daily and weekly work schedules to fit the needs of the department. Working hours are generally between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The supervisor may change daily and weekly work schedules from time to time to meet the needs of the College. Changes in work schedules will either be in writing or by verbal agreement.

Work Load

Full-time employees must work at least 37.5 hours per week (not including lunch breaks) as well as additional hours that are reasonable and necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of their position. Most employees work between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with flexibility to adjust schedules between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless the supervisor has approved another schedule in advance.

Part-time employees work a prorated portion of a work week. That portion is translated into a percentage of one full-time job equivalent to their position, e.g. a half-time employee works at least 20 hours per work week. A part-time employee may also, at the discretion of the supervisor, work a reasonable number of additional hours, if necessary, for the completion of the position's duties and responsibilities. Additional time neither increases the hourly rate of pay nor entitles an employee to any of the benefits reserved for full-time employees.

Rest Periods

Non-Exempt- A 15-minute rest period or break is provided once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Rest periods are not cumulative and may not be used to shorten work days, extend lunch breaks, or accrue additional vacation time. Breaks are intended to be taken. Neither overtime nor any other form of additional compensation will be paid for missed breaks.

Lunch Breaks

The departmental supervisor will schedule lunch periods, usually not longer than one hour, midway between an employee's shift, generally between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Adjustments may be made according to departmental needs. For employees working swing or graveyard shifts, the lunch break usually occurs near the midpoint of the shift.

Approved by the Executive Officers, May 31, 2002.

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