Daylight saving time to affect some work shifts

October 31, 2011

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 6), meaning campus clocks will have to "fall back" this weekend.
Individual departments are reminded that they are responsible for changing clocks in their offices, research laboratories and departmental spaces. Buildings and Grounds staff will ensure that clocks in public areas and outdoor clocks are changed.

In addition to changing clocks, the time change means that clerical, service and operations technical employees, police and firefighters who work the third shift on this date will work one hour longer than normally scheduled. For that shift only, employees typically working eight-hour shifts will work nine hours; and those who typically work a 12-hour shift will work 13 hours.
The University has determined that employees must be paid overtime for the extra hour, and the work week may not be modified to avoid overtime payment.
If an employee requests the option of flexing the schedule, it is permissible as long as it is done within the same work week, it is at the employee's request, and the supervisor approves the request.

Employees on approved sick leave will be covered by the University's sick leave policy.

Supervisors and employees are encouraged to work together to meet both business and employee needs.
For more information, contact:

West Lafayette
* Human Resources, Compensation: 49-43295.
* Housing and Food Services Human Resources: 49-49418.
* ITaP Human Resources: 49-62266.
* Physical Facilities Human Resources: 49-41421.

* Human Resources Department: 219-989-2254.
Fort Wayne
* Human Resources Department: 260-481-6677.
North Central
* Human Resources Department: 219-785-5300.