Early release begins today

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

Beginning today, 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.

One to One Bike-a-Thon to be held June 28 in Allston

The annual bike-a-thon to benefit the Greater Boston One to One mentoring program will be held along the Charles River on Sunday, June 28, beginning and ending at Artesani Park in Allston.

Registration for the ride will be held from 9-11 a.m. and participants may start the ride when they are ready. Riders will circle the five-mile course as many times as they can. Helmets must be worn by all participants.

Greater Boston One to One, which is co-chaired by University Chancellor J. Donald Monan, SJ, pairs at-risk youths with responsible, caring adults and institutions in the area.

For more information on the bike-a-thon and to obtain sponsor sheets, call (617)695-1200.

Summer RecPlex memberships available

Summer memberships for the Recreation Complex are available for the May 26-Aug. 24 period.

Individual employees may register for $70; employee family memberships are $140. The cost for students is $40; student families' cost is $80. Half-summer memberships also are available at lower costs.

For more information, contact the RecPlex at ext.2-3035.

More diversity workshops scheduled during summer

The Department of Human Resources will sponsor diversity awareness workshops on Thursday, June 4; Tuesday, July 7; and Tuesday, July 21. All will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the McElroy Conference Room, and lunch will be provided.

For more information, or to register, contact Carole DiFabio at ext.2-8532 or

McElroy dining facilities to be renovated in coming months

Due to renovations in McElroy Commons, Carney Dining Hall, the Faculty Dining Room and The Cafe will be closed during the summer. However, food services will be available at the Eagle's Nest, on the building's second floor, from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 6:30-11 p.m.

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