HOURS OF WORK
Normal Work Schedules
The workweek shall consist of seven (7) consecutive
twenty-four (24) hour periods beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday and
ending at 12:00 midnight the following Saturday.
Full-time employees shall work a minimum workweek of
forty (40) hours in a seven (7) consecutive day period.
The appropriate CMA administrator shall determine the
work schedules including starting and finishing times for all employees.
Under normal circumstances, work schedules shall provide for five (5)
consecutive days of eight (8) hours in a seven (7) day period. Normal
starting times for the day shift shall be between the hours of six (6)
a.m. and eight (8) a.m. When assigning work schedules, the CMA shall
consider the employee's preference and the needs of the campus. Alternate
work schedules may be mutually agreed to by the employee and the appropriate
CMA administrator. When mutual agreement is not possible, the appropriate
administrator shall assign an alternate work schedule giving consideration
to the employee's needs and the needs of the CMA.
All work schedules shall be prepared in written form
and normally posted not less than fourteen (14) days prior to any regularly
scheduled shift change. No employee shall have his/her regularly scheduled
shifts or days off changed without receiving a minimum of fourteen (14)
days prior written notification of such change, except in emergency
situations. When determined necessary by the appropriate CMA administrator,
shifts may be changed on a short-term temporary basis. At least a 24-hour
notice of short-term shift changes shall be provided to employees.
In emergency situations, all days off may be canceled
and shifts reassigned.
Less than full-time employees shall be assigned hours
and days of work by the appropriate administrator.
Employees shall be entitled to a meal period of not
less than thirty (30) minutes. The time of such meal period shall be
scheduled by the appropriate administrator and shall be at or near the
middle of the workday. Employees who have a thirty (30) minute meal
period shall, when appropriate, be permitted a clean-up period of ten
An employee required to remain on the job for the full
shift shall be entitled to a paid meal period of thirty (30) minutes.
Meal periods shall not be considered time worked when
all of the following conditions are met:
- meal periods are at least thirty (30) minutes in duration,
- the employee is completely relieved of his/her duty, and
- the employee is free to leave his/her work station if the employee
When an employee is required to work more than two (2)
hours before or two (2) hours after a regularly scheduled workday, he/she
may claim the actual cost of each meal at the current rates provided
by the Board of Trustees for CSU employees. All claims for such meal
reimbursements must be supported by a receipt and a voucher. The time
taken to consume such meals will not be included in the computation
of overtime for the purposes of this allowance.
In the event that an employee works an additional six
overtime hours after qualifying for the first overtime meal, the CMA
will determined whether to provide a second meal or reimburse the employee
the actual cost of a second meal at the current rates provided by the
Board of Trustees.
An employee shall not be required to interrupt his/her
work to consume the meal referenced above. Such meals may be taken before,
after, or during the pre-shift or post-shift period. This provision
shall not apply to employees receiving a per diem rate.
Employees shall be entitled to take a rest period of
fifteen (15) minutes for each half day worked. Rest periods should,
when possible, be taken at or near the midpoint of the half-day period.
If an employee is unable to take a rest period due
to work requirements, the rest period may be rescheduled later in the
day. The rest period shall not be cumulative if not taken. Rest periods
of fifteen (15) minutes or less shall be counted towards hours worked
for the purpose of computing overtime.
Employees shall be permitted, at the beginning of their
scheduled workday and immediately prior to the end of their workday,
a clean-up period of ten (10) minutes to perform personal washing and
changing of clothes. Reasonable work time shall be provided to an
employee for the taking of a shower when deemed necessary by the appropriate
Voluntary Training Time
Voluntary training time shall not be considered time
worked when the training is voluntary and the employee does not engage
in productive work during training.
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