Summer Hours 2020

The summer hours program continues for summer 2020. Regular business hours between June 15, 2020 through August 14, 2020 will be:

Monday – Thursday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


There is no reduction in the number of paid hours. Rather, the goal of summer hours is to “front load” work time in the beginning of the workweek such that work time obligations are met by 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoons. Facilities Management, Safety and offices with evening hours will adjust individual schedules to ensure coverage.   

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of my options to meet my work time obligations by 2:30 p.m. on Fridays?

Please work with your supervisor to ensure that the best decision is made for you and your department. Options to achieve work time obligations include the following:     

  • Begin work earlier
  • Reduce the meal break to 30 minutes
  • Leave work later Monday through Thursday

My work hours typically reduce during the summer. How will summer hours affect me?

Your supervisor will work with you to adjust your hours to fit within the College’s adopted summer schedule.

I typically use a full hour to participate in wellness activities. Am I able to adjust my working hours so that I can take advantage of the summer schedule?

Yes. The employee handbook provides for the opportunity to come to work early or stay later. If possible, your supervisor will work with you to adjust your work schedule.

I am an hourly-paid employee. How do I record benefit time (vacation, emergency, bereavement) during the summer hours period?

Please record up to the number of hours that you would have worked if the benefit time had not been used, if such hours are available in your bank.

I am an hourly-paid employee. How do I record holiday hours for Independence Day?

Please record 8.5 holiday hours for Independence Day observance. Please note that Independence Day holiday will be observed in 2020 on Friday, July 3.

I am a salary-paid employee taking a vacation day on a Friday during the summer. How do I adjust my schedule to accommodate the Friday early release?
Salaried employees take vacation in ½ day increments. Your supervisor will work with you to ensure that between vacation and work, you have appropriately accounted for your regular workweek.

If you have any questions, please contact Renee Boelcke, Director of Human Resources, at renee.boelcke@kzoo.edu or 269.337.7248.