Monday, June 1 - Friday, September 4
Allow employee(s) and supervisor to establish individual schedules that meet the business needs of each area, while still offering employees the flexibility of a compressed schedule during the summer.
Employees and supervisors may choose from one of the following schedules. Each schedule presumes a 60 minute lunch each day. An employee must choose one of the schedules below and abide by it. Unless specifically approved by their supervisor, an employee may not alternate between Schedule 1 and 2 in such a manner as to achieve a four day weekend.
Q1. What are the effective dates of the compressed schedule?
A1. Subject to supervisor approval, the opportunity for a compressed schedule is offered June 1st – September 4, 2020 with employees and supervisors establishing individual schedules that work with the functional and operating needs of each area.
Q2. Can I take a different day off, instead of a Monday or Friday?
A2. For consistency and to allow for the practical needs for discussion to occur among and between various System Office areas to accomplish assigned tasks, the three compressed summer work schedules outlined below have been developed; in addition an employee may continue to work the regular five (5) day schedule.
Employees and supervisors may choose from one of the following schedules. Each schedule presumes a 60 minute lunch each day.
Q3. Do I have to go to a compressed schedule, even if my supervisor offers it?
A3. No, an employee may choose to continue to work 5 days per week, 7.5 hours per day.
Q4. My supervisor and I have agreed upon a schedule, do we need to send it to someone?
A4. Your supervisor may request you document the agreed upon schedule in writing (i.e. email) and send it to him/her and/or to someone in the department who is coordinating the schedules for the department. A departmental list of who is taking the compressed summer schedule and which option they have chosen must be sent to Kimberly in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of the schedule.
Q5. If I am on the compressed schedule and request an annual leave day, how many hours of annual leave do I record?
A5. If you are an exempt employee and the day you are requesting annual leave you are scheduled to work 9.5 hours that is the amount of leave you will need to record.
If you are a non-exempt (hourly) employee and the day you are requesting annual leave you are scheduled to work 9.5 hours, you will record that amount of annual leave, unless you have worked extra hours on another day that same work week. If you have worked extra time that same work week, the amount of annual leave taken is reduced by the amount of extra time worked.
Example: Employee works 10 hours on Monday, 9.5 hours on Tuesday, and 9.5 hours on Wednesday and has Thursday off as annual leave. The employee records 8.5 hours of annual leave for Thursday. NOTE: Thursday would have normally been a 9 hour day for this employee.
Q6. Do I have to do the compressed schedule all summer, or can it change based on personal or departmental needs?
A6. Like any variances in an employee’s schedule, the compressed work schedule is established and agreed upon with the employee’s supervisor. Any variations to the agreed upon schedule require supervisor approval. It is not necessary to participate in the compressed schedule for the entire summer, or at all. Additionally, based on functional and operating needs of the department, the supervisor may not be able to approve the compressed schedule for the entire summer.
Q7. If I am working a compressed schedule during a holiday week, how many hours of holiday do I receive?
A7. You will receive holiday hours equivalent to the number of hours normally scheduled to work that day, if it were not a holiday.
Example: Employee is on the Tuesday - Friday compressed schedule the week of June 29 – July 3. Independence Day is celebrated Friday, July 3 as a holiday. The employee would normally work 9.0 hours on this day, therefore the employee receives 9.0 hours of holiday leave. Alternatively, the supervisor or employee may request the employee work a normal schedule for that week.
Q8. Will my leave accrual change if I go on the compressed schedule?
A8. No, there is no change in your leave accrual for working a compressed summer schedule.
Q9. Can my supervisor suspend the compressed schedule, after having approved it?
A9. Supervisors have the flexibility to suspend the compressed summer schedule during those weeks when it doesn’t meet the department’s business needs, including but not limited to: around Board material deadlines, Board meetings, fiscal year end, departmental deadlines, July 4th, etc., or if it’s not meeting departmental needs.
Q10. Are there additional employee responsibilities or parameters if I participate in a compressed schedule?
A10. In addition to your normal job responsibilities you also need to: