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 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. 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 (7:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. instead of 8 a.m.), 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 (4:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.).
For example, a full time staff member who normally works 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. might request to either start the work day at 7:30 a.m. or to take a 30-minute lunch in order to be able to leave work at 4:30 p.m. to participate in a 4:30 p.m. wellness program. Another individual might request to either start work at 7:30 a.m. or work until 5:30 p.m. in order to take a 90-minute lunch period with time to exercise, shower and eat lunch.