Human Resources

Working Hours

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Policy Information
  • Issue Date: August 1, 1992
  • Primary Contact: Director of Human Resources
  • Responsible Member of Directorate: President and Director
  • Responsible Office: Human Resources
Policy Information

I. The Institution's official business and operating hours are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Regular full-time employees are generally scheduled to work a 40-hour week, usually 8 hours each day. 

II. The Institution recognizes the need for and benefits of alternate work schedules and/or locations for some Institution staff who have legitimate personal needs which may conflict with the normal operating schedule of the Institution. To accommodate those special circumstances and to provide a framework within which the major activities of the Institution can continue to be accomplished with a minimum amount of disruption, a flexible work policy has been established. The following guidelines apply for regular full-time employees: 

A. Requests should be in writing to the supervisor and reflect a legitimate personal need that cannot be met within the Institution's regular operating schedule; 

B. Employees should indicate the period of time for which flexible work arrangements are being requested; 

C. Determinations regarding whether to permit an employee to work on an adjusted schedule are made by the supervisor; 

III. Providing staffing, work load and building safety/security issues have been addressed to the supervisor's satisfaction, the employee can continue on a flexible work schedule until the agreed upon end date. 

IV. Because of the demands of scientific research, many of the staff, including scientific and marine personnel, must observe special work schedules and/or arrangements, on both short- and long-term bases. These arrangements should be set up by the supervisors as far in advance as possible so that employees can have adequate time to arrange their

V. Periodically Institution-sponsored activities and functions are held during normal working hours. These events could include meetings of standing committees, lectures, CPR and First Aid classes. Employees are encouraged to attend such activities, staffing and work load permitting. Arrangements should be made in advance with the supervisor. 

Should you require assistance in the interpretation  of this procedure, please contact your Human Resources Representative.

Last updated: December 29, 2016