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Summer Flexible Hours

As the College looks forward to returning to more normal operations in the coming months, it will return to offering summer flex-time hours to staff employees.  Effective June 1 through August 20, 2021, staff employees may elect one of the following work arrangements:

Option One:  An employee may work their regular scheduled days with a one (1) hour unpaid lunch period daily.

Option Two:  An employee may work a four-day per week schedule by extending the seven-hour workday to 8 hours and 45 minutes per day plus a one (1) hour unpaid lunch period.  Example: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Option Three:  An employee may take a one-half (30 minute) unpaid lunch period in place of a one (1) hour unpaid lunch period daily.  Examples: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; (5 day schedule) or Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (4 day schedule).

Option Four:  An employee may work a five-day per week schedule with variable hours per day as long as the total for the week is 35 hours with a minimum of a 30 minute unpaid lunch period daily for any work day that has a minimum of 6 hours.  Example: Monday-Thursday, 8:30a.m.-5:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch) and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

All requests for a summer flex schedule require advance approval by the employee’s supervisor and/or department head.  Supervisors are responsible for ensuring adequate coverage.  This includes in-person coverage on campus as the College gradually returns to in-person operations through this summer in anticipation of a full return to in-person classes and campus operations this fall.

Although there may be instances where the operational needs of an office or department preclude the use of flex time, the accommodation of flexible summer work schedule requests is encouraged as much as possible.  Consistent with government regulations, employees may not use more than one-half of their one hour lunch period to reduce their overall work schedules.x

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the summer flex-time benefit, please contact Leslie Miakisz, HRIS and Payroll Coordinator, at extension 5806 or by email at

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