College Defined Work Week

Date: February 2016

Policy: The College operates two pay cycles, biweekly and monthly. The pay period for non-exempt (hourly) employees is biweekly. The pay cycle for exempt (salaried) employees including faculty is monthly.

The College’s standard office hours are typically Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. As an institution that provides in-residence services for students, there are many employees involved with the operations of the College that do not work these standard business hours. For that reason, and consistent with applicable wage and hour laws, the College defined work week for purposes of calculating wages and overtime begins at 12:00:00 a.m. on Monday morning and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on Sunday night.

All hours worked will be paid in accordance with the defined work week. The College expects all hours worked to be reported.  In the event an employee works a shift that begins in one work week and ends in the next work week, the employee’s wages will be allocated into work week periods based on the hours actually worked by the employee in each work week.

Exempt/salaried employees are expected to work as many hours as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of their position. Typically that is at least 40 hours per week for full-time employees and often more depending on the operational demands at the time. The same applies, proportionally, to part-time exempt employees. Exempt employees who work beyond their “regular schedule” (including nights and weekends) are not entitled to additional compensation or compensatory time off.