Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
OP-T2-30: Condensed Work Week

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Daniel Webster
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Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees? The institution does not have to offer the option to all employees in order to earn this credit.:

A brief description of the program:
The college allows all support staff and administrators of the college to develop flexible schedules that meet the needs of the department and the individual. Flexible scheduling is in effect the day after Commencement through the daybefore Student Orientation. All flexible work schedules must be approved by the employee’s supervisor and department head in advance of actually working the schedule. Flexible schedules may not be established that exceed the total hours budgeted. Employees may not establish flexible schedules that include working more than 40 hours in a single seven-day workweek. For example, employees may not set up schedules that include working 45 hours in one workweek and 35 hours in the next workweek to make up a full 80-hour pay period. Examples of the types of schedules that may be considered at the request of the employee and approved at the discretion of the supervisor and department head include: Full-time employees who normally work seven hours a day, five days a week, a 35-hour workweek (70-hour two-week pay period), may work a combination of predetermined seven-, eight-, nine- and 10-hour days that equal 70 hours of work over the two-week pay period, which permits the employee to take off one day each week or one day every two weeks. Remember, though, that the total hours worked in any one week cannot exceed 40. Full-time employees who normally work eight hours a day, five days a week (a 40-hour workweek) may work four 10-hour days and take the fifth day off. Or a schedule might be set up, for example, so the employee works a combination of hours that permit the employee to take off every Friday at noon or some other predetermined day at noon. Any other schedule that supervisors and department heads agree to that does not exceed budgeted work hours, that does not exceed working 40 hours in any one seven-day workweek and that is appropriate and reasonable, is acceptable. A copy of the handbook in which this section is included can be sent by request.

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