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Flex Time

Article 28.02 (B) reads: The employees in each department or library division, under guidelines of this Article, shall decide which form of week they will work, subject to approval of the Department Head.

 

There are 4 basic forms of a work week:

 

  1. Seven (7) hours per day, five (5) days per week;
  2. Eight and three-quarters (8 ¾) hours per day, four (4) days per week;
  3. Seven and three-quarters (7 ¾) hours per day, nine (9) days per two-week period; and
  4. Eleven and two-thirds (11 2/3) hours per day; three (3) days per week.

 

The most common form is 7 ¾ hours making your work schedule nine days per two-week period. It is up to the employee to indicate their preferred form of work week. A flexible work week is subject to the approval of the Department Head, but should not be unreasonably denied and must address the following criteria:

 

  1. whether the desired form of work week would have a significantly detrimental impact on the  levels of timely service by the Department to  faculty, administrators, students and the public:
  2. the interests of (including the nature of the reasons put forward by) staff for implementing the desired form of work week;
  3. impact of work flow;
  4. predictability of work flow;
  5. interchangeability of the work force;
  6. whether a potential detrimental impact can reasonably be accommodated by the organization  or reorganization of work or by other means;
  7. relative costs of the forms of work week;
  8. effective use of human and other resources.

 

Tips on proposing flex time:

 

  • Meet with other workers in your area to come up with a detailed plan outlining your arrangement for coverage of the urgent/timely work.
  • Propose a 6 month trial period
  • Present this plan, along with your preferred form of work week to your Department Head.
  • Call the union office if you are denied or have questions

Flex Time FAQs

How can I get flex time? You just have to ask for it! Article 28.02 b.i clearly states that “the employees of each department or library division, under guidelines of this Article, shall decide which form of work week they will work subject to the approval of the Department Head.” So in other words, you …

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