Work Week Defined

The standard Foundation workday is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with one hour for lunch to be taken approximately in the middle of the workday.  There may be variations in this schedule depending on campus, organizational or project needs as determined by the supervisor or Foundation management.

For the purposes of determining overtime, the Foundation's workweek normally begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and ends at midnight the following Saturday.  A workday begins at midnight and ends 24 hours later.  Other workweeks or workdays may be established as required to meet the work needs of the job or to accommodate an employee's need for a flexible work schedule.  For more information on overtime compensation see "Overtime Eligibility."

Individual work schedules are set by the Project Director or supervisor.  Project Directors or supervisors have the flexibility to change work schedules of employees in order to better meet the service requirements of the unit.  Where possible, employees will be informed of the alternative schedule, preferably in writing, at least two weeks in advance of the change.

State and Federal labor laws require that meal and rest periods be given to employees during each workday.  Non-exempt employees are expected to observe their assigned working hours and the time allowed for meal and rest periods.  Exempt employees, as well, are encouraged to take the breaks described below.  Breaks tend to regenerate a person's energy especially after working at a difficult task.  Employees should be encouraged to leave their work area for breaks so they can relax and return to work refreshed.