To promote a campus culture where exercise and other healthy habits are valued and encouraged, College practice provides flexibility in staff work day scheduling to facilitate Faculty/Staff Wellness Program participation. The availability of flexible scheduling for Wellness Program activities varies based on the staffing needs of each College office and requires the approval of the supervisor and department head. Please note that the need to provide 8am to 5pm office coverage may restrict the availability of flexible scheduling in some offices.
Staff members may request a 30-minute variance in start times, lunch period or at the end of the day to facilitate participation in Faculty/Staff Wellness activities. Flexible scheduling may allow an earlier or later start time (7:30am or 8:30am instead of 8:00am), a shorter or longer lunch period (30 or 90 minutes rather than 60 minutes) and/or an earlier or later end of the work day (4:30pm or 5:30pm instead of 5:00pm).
For example, a full time staff member who normally works 8am to 5pm might request to either start the work day at 7:30am or to take a 30-minute lunch in order to be able to leave work at 4:30pm to participate in a 4:30pm wellness program. Another individual might request to either start work at 7:30am or work until 5:30pm in order to take a 90-minute lunch period with time to exercise, shower and eat lunch.
Updated January 2008