Work Schedules

Weekly Work Schedule

Regular Full-Time Schedule

Full-time positions at the College have a regular schedule of 37.5 hours per week; however, some positions have a regular schedule of 40 hours a week due to operational need. Those who work full-time for the academic or fiscal year are entitled to certain College benefits. Refer to Leave and Benefits Plans for information.

The normal scheduled work week for most staff members is 37.5 hours, or 7.5 hours a day for a five-day week. Normal College business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the summer, Departments may adopt a closing time of 4:00 p.m. Many departments on campus including Campus Police, Dining, Facilities Management and others regularly conduct operations beyond these established hours. While these departments may operate business offices on the same schedule as other business offices, many employees will be scheduled outside 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A lunch period is usually taken from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. This may vary from department to department depending upon the needs of the particular office. Lunch periods should be taken as scheduled. Massachusetts laws require employers to compensate non-exempt employees when they eat lunch at their work station and perform any of the functions of their work. Except when required by operational necessity, you are requested to take a meal break away from your work station.

Regular Schedule of At Least Half-Time but Less than Full-Time

Staff members in this category work regular schedules of 20 or more hours per week. Any staff member working a regular schedule of  20 hours or more per week will be considered "half-time or more", with the exception of members of the bargaining unit who follow terms of their respective agreements. Those who work at least 20 hours per week for either the fiscal or academic year are entitled to certain College benefits. Refer to Leave and Benefits Plans for information.

Regular Schedule of Less than Half-Time

Staff members in this category work regular schedules of less than 20 hours per week. These employees do not qualify for College benefits but may qualify for mandated benefits.

Varying Schedule

Staff members in this category may work varying schedules with no fixed number of hours each week or may work a different number of hours each day or each week based on the operational needs of the department. These employees do not qualify for College benefits but may qualify for mandated benefits.

Flex-Time

Appropriate to the nature of the department and/or your work, employees may request flex-time arrangements. It is understood that this schedule may change at any time as the needs of the department change. Also, these arrangements include all necessary provisions for work to be completed satisfactorily. Supervisors and/or Department heads are encouraged to grant flex-time whenever operationally possible.

Annual Work Schedule

The operation of the College requires varying annual work schedules based on the needs of each office or department. The following describe the usual annual work schedules:

Fiscal Year (12-month) Appointments

Staff members in this category are appointed on a fiscal year basis, i.e., 52 weeks from July 1 through June 30.

Academic Year Appointments

Staff members on academic year appointments work approximately nine months of each fiscal year while College is in session. The academic year is defined each year and generally begins during the week prior to Labor Day and ends the Friday before Commencement (generally 37 or 38 weeks).

Other

Although almost all staff members are appointed for either a 12-month year or an academic year, a few staff members, based on the special operational needs of specific offices or departments, are appointed for 9, 10, or 11 months (i.e.,  39,  43, or 48 weeks) per year.