Friday Early Release Begins This Week

(5-20-98) -- Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has announced that the summer Friday early release policy will be effective again this year.

Beginning this Friday, May 22, through Aug. 21, most University offices will close at 3 p.m. on Fridays. Sullivan issued several guidelines associated with the policy:

-- It applies to Friday afternoons between 3 and 5 p.m. and may not be used to alter work hours at any other time.

-- The shorter workday applies to those who are normally scheduled to work after 3 p.m. on Fridays. In the relatively few cases where a person's regular shift ends earlier than 5 p.m. on Friday, the employee may be released two hours early with the supervisor's approval.

-- If an employee is required to work past 3 p.m., he or she may receive compensatory time off on another day approved by the supervisor.

-- An employee who takes a vacation or sick day on Friday is charged with a full day and does not get an "extra" two hours to use at another time.

-- Except as noted above, the University's policy is to provide coverage in all offices during normal working hours and employees are expected to work their regular schedules. Any proposal for an exception to this policy should be directed to Sullivan's attention.

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