Chapter Two: Personnel
Procedure Title: Work Schedule and Breaks –Non-teaching Employees
Based On: Board Policy 3
Procedure Number: 2.36
Date Adopted/Revised: June 25, 2001; November 21, 2006; May 15, 2007; April 27, 2015
  1. The administrative offices of the College will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and 8:00 until 12 noon on Fridays.

    1. The general length of a full-time non-teaching employee’s work day will be nine (9) hours on Mondays through Thursdays and four (4) hours on Fridays. An employee may propose annually, in writing, an alternative schedule, approved by his or her supervisor, working time between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

    2. Each employee must take at least 30 minutes for lunch and will not be required or allowed to perform any duties.

    3. The appropriate Cabinet Member, with the approval of the President, may schedule their respective employees for hours that do not conform to the above guidelines in order to improve services or to meet individual needs; however, all full-time non-teaching employees must be scheduled to work 40 hours each week.

    4. The administration is granted the authority to alter these conditions provided that each full-time non-teaching employee is scheduled to work 40 hours each week and essential services are maintained.

  2. Full-time non-teaching employees are allowed a period not to exceed fifteen minutes each morning and afternoon. These break periods are during the time an employee is receiving compensation and should be considered a privilege rather than a right.

    1. Breaks should not interfere with work schedules or deadlines.

    2. Failure to take a break does not entitle a staff member to report late for work, leave early at the close of the day, accumulate time for a later absence or to use break time to make up for times missed due to class attendance.

    3. Part-time employees working less than four continuous hours at one time will not be authorized a break period.

    4. College personnel should not leave campus during break periods unless authorized to do so by their supervisor. Employees who wish to leave campus on a regular basis during their breaks must have the approval of their immediate supervisor.