Daylight-saving time begins Sunday

March 12, 2010

Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday (March 14) this year, meaning campus clocks will have to "spring forward" this weekend.

Individual departments are reminded that that they are responsible for changing clocks in their offices, research laboratories and departmental spaces. Zone maintenance staff will ensure that public-area clocks and outdoor clocks are correct.

In addition to changing clocks, the time change means employees who work the third shift on this date, including police and firefighters, will have one hour less of work time in their shift than is normally scheduled.

The University has determined that employees must be paid for actual hours worked during the shift. Employees may request to flex their schedules by coming in an hour early or staying and hour late either on the day the time changes or on another day during the same workweek. Or, supervisors and employees may mutually agree prior to Sunday that the employee may be allowed to use paid vacation leave to cover the missing hour.

Supervisors and employees are encouraged to work together to meet both business and employee needs.

More information:
* Human Resource Services employment and compensation: 49-40097.
* Housing and Food Services human resources team: 49-49418.
* Physical Facilities human resources team: 49-41421.
* Purdue Calumet Human Resources Department: (219) 989-2254.
* IPFW Human Resources Department: (260) 481-6677.
* Purdue North Central Human Resources Department: (219) 785-5300.