Graduate Student Handbook

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Work Hours

The University's core work hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full-time employees are expected to work these hours and are allowed a 1-hour lunch period and two 15-minute breaks each workday - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Breaks cannot be combined with lunch, cannot be accumulated, and cannot shorten the workday. Some labs and work groups in the School have established separate core hours, and employees have the option of choosing work hours around those core hours. Any questions about your work hours or punctuality should be directed to the supervisor. Hourly employees within SNR are required to report beginning/ending hours on their time sheet, so documentation exists to show that the employee is working his/her established schedule. Full-time salaried managerial/professional employees may be required to work hours beyond 40 hours per week. This is an acceptable practice.

In order to promote wellness, SNR employees are encouraged to take their allowable breaks, including their lunch period, away from their desks. Hardin Hall has 2 lounges: Room 204, on the 2nd floor of the tower, and Room 239, on the 2nd floor of the north wing. Both lounges have refrigerators, microwaves, sinks, and access to vending machines (Room 148). People who use these rooms are asked to pick up after themselves and keep the area clean.