[The following was approved on May 23, 1996, in accordance with provisions set forth in SIU Board of Trustees 2 Policies C.]
Most offices at SIU are open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. The basic work week for most full-time employees consists of 5 consecutive 7 1/2 -hour work days (8:00-4:30 with a one-hour lunch period) or a total of 37 1/2 hours per week. A small number of employees, primarily in skilled crafts classifications such as carpenter, electrician, etc., work a 40-hour week. Scheduled work days may vary in departments with round-the-clock operations. In cases where employees are required to work shifts other than 8:00-4:30, work hours are established to meet the needs of the university and are discussed with candidates prior to extending an offer to hire.
Flex-time is intended to assure that the university's goals are met in an orderly and efficient manner, at the same time permitting employees and their supervisors to establish work schedules which recognize individual needs. Individual work schedules, which must total 37 1/2 or 40 hours per week, depending on the job classification, and include a minimum lunch break of 30 minutes, must be approved in advance by the department head. Because of the varied nature of university departments, each department head must determine the extent to which flex-time may be used and may require that work schedules be adjusted from time to time to conform to changing departmental needs.