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Half-Day Summer Fridays

In appreciation of our faculty and professional staff's hard work throughout the year, we are pleased to announce half-day Fridays for the summer of calendar year 2019, starting on June 21 and ending on September 6. All non-student-facing offices may close on these Fridays at 12 p.m. All student-facing offices must remain open with minimal staffing for the duration of normal operating hours. Other departments may not be able to close on half-day Fridays due to their unique operational needs and/or collective bargaining agreements. In the event the department must remain open, alternative flextime may be arranged with supervisor approval.


For DUCOM Employees

Recognizing the unique mission and responsibility of DUCOM and its Clinical Practices/Offices to provide ongoing patient care, all DUCOM professional staff will receive six Floating Holidays. The additional Floating Holidays will be loaded on July 1. Professional staff hired between August 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019 will receive two additional Floating Holidays on hire. Individuals hired after August 31, 2019 will not receive additional Floating Holidays. DUCOM professional staff outside of Clinical Practices/Offices should report Floating Holiday time for half-day Fridays.

For professional staff working in DUCOM Clinical Practice/Offices

Additionally, Clinical Practices/Offices will be closed on July 5 and August 30. Staff will be required to use a floating holiday on these days. All floating holiday time must be used by June 30, 2020.

For Academy of Natural Sciences Employees

Due to the public nature of the Museum, all Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) professional staff will receive six Floating Holidays in lieu of half-day Fridays. The additional Floating Holidays will be loaded on July 1 and must be used prior to June 30, 2020. Professional staff hired between August 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019 will receive two additional Floating Holidays on hire. Individuals hired after August 31, 2019 will not receive additional Floating Holidays.

Please contact your HR Business Partner with any questions or concerns.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I record summer hours on my timesheet?

Non-exempt employees must accurately report the hours worked on their timesheet. The remaining hours should be recorded as Summer Hours. For example, a full-time employee reported to work at 8 a.m. and worked until their department closed at 12 p.m. The employee should record four hours Regular and four hours Summer Hours.

Per Diem, Casual, and/or Temporary employees (including co-op students) are not eligible for Summer Hours and will be paid only for the hours worked.

I am a non-exempt employee and I have already worked 40 hours this week. Will the hours reported as Summer Hours be paid as overtime?

No. Overtime is calculated on hours worked. Summer Hours are not included in the overtime calculation. For example, a non-exempt employee worked ten hours a day Monday through Thursday, and reported to work at 8 a.m. on Friday and worked until their department closed at 12 p.m. For Monday through Thursday the employee should record ten hours of Regular each day. For Friday, the employee should record four hours of Overtime and four Summer Hours.

How do I record summer hours on my leave report?

As an exempt employee, you do not need to record this as time off on your leave report.

What if I have a previously scheduled time off for Friday?

Employees must report to work to be eligible for the Summer Hours. If you have a previously scheduled day off, the full day must be reported as vacation or floating holiday.

What if I call out sick?

Employees must report to work to be eligible for the Summer Hours. If you are out of the office due to illness, the full day must be reported as sick.

I will be out on medical leave during the summer. Will I receive pay for half-day Fridays?

Employees must report to work to be eligible for the Summer Hours. If you are on intermittent leave and you work in the morning, you will receive the afternoon as Summer Hours. If you do not work at all, the hours will be charged as a full day and you will be paid based on your available sick, vacation and/or floating holiday balance as per the leave policies.

My department must remain open on Fridays and...

What are some alternatives?

The needs of individual departments will vary. If operational needs allow, reduce staff for the afternoons on Fridays. Alternate with one staff member working the entire day but taking the next full Friday off while their colleague works the full day. Another option is to split the day, with one staff member working the morning and their colleague the afternoon.

Ultimately, the individual departments are responsible for making the determination on the level of staff required to remain open and what, if any, alternatives are appropriate.

My department must remain open on Fridays and my supervisor will not agree to alternative arrangements. Will I be awarded additional Floating Holidays?

No, it is up to the individual supervisor/department to accommodate requests for an alternative schedule.