Announcing Flexible Hours Option for June and July

Effective June 2017, Columbus State University will implement a flexible hours option for the summer months of June and July.

Campus will be closed to the public at noon each Friday during these summer months, allowing departments to create flexible schedules for their employees if they deem appropriate. Each department head will determine whether this practice is suitable based on workload and the essential nature of the services provided by the department, with the final decision approved by the division vice president.

Departments that choose to close by noon on Fridays must still allow employees to fulfill their workweek commitment by noon on Friday. For example, an employee whose normal schedule is 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch, may work an alternate schedule of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a one hour lunch, and then 8 a.m. – noon on Friday in order to attain their 40-hour work week commitment. Please remember that the 40-hour work week commitment must be met and that any altered schedules must meet institutional and departmental needs. With the approval of the supervisor and department head, employees may be approved for the flexible hours option whether the department remains open or closed.

Departments that want to continue the standard workweek of working 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day are still free to do so. We will begin our Friday “closed to the public” practice on the week of May 29, 2017 (with our first Friday closing at noon on June 2, 2017) and will end the practice the week of July 24, 2017 (with our final Friday closing at noon on July 28, 2017).  Standard operating hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. will resume on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Departments that are utilizing this practice should notify Human Resources so that HR can assist with any time issues or questions.

Please note that on first-year student orientation days, June 23 and July 21, all impacted departments must be staffed the entire day.

Contact HR with any questions or issues.