April 1, 1999
January 1, 2007
- Subject: Work Schedules
- General Policy Statement
2.01 This policy sets out the working schedules for Administrative and Professional Staff and the general hours of work at the University.
2.02 Determination of a work schedule will be directed to accommodating both the University's operational needs and the Employee's right to a reasonable and flexible work schedule.
3.01 For recording purposes, the standard work day is seven hours and 12 minutes, exclusive of the meal period. The standard work week is thirty-six hours in any five days.
3.02 The University’s main campus offices will be open at least during the hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Harbour Centre campus will be open at least during the hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exceptions must be approved by the appropriate Vice-President.
3.03 A member of the Administrative and Professional Staff at the University is primarily self-directing and self-disciplinary concerning the functions of his/her position. He/she will exercise discretion about the time and location of work performed in support of the established job objectives. From time to time the Employee may find that for a variety of reasons it is necessary to work considerably more than a standard work week to carry out his/her responsibilities satisfactorily. While there is no monetary compensation for these extra hours, the Employee is entitled to reasonable compensating time away from the workplace at a time mutually acceptable to the Employee and the supervisor. The Employee’s right in this respect should be accommodated.
3.04 When an Employee initiates a complaint with a supervisor that his/her workload is unreasonable, and the Employee and supervisor cannot agree on a resolution, or when an Employee has requested compensating time off and the supervisor has denied the request, the Employee may initiate an Individual Grievance as set out in AD 10.17 (Problem Resolution).