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Classified Employee Handbook

Work Hours

All UALR offices are required to be open for business or service to students from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including the noon hour, Monday through Friday. Official University holidays as set by the Board of Trustees are exceptions.

Usual work hours for most full-time employees are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with one hour for lunch and two fifteen minute break periods at some point during the day Monday through Friday. Due to special requirements, some departments require work periods different from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your department head or supervisor will inform you of the usual work hours for the department in which you work.

A regular work week of 40 hours has been set for all classified employees. It is the preference of the University that departments schedule work to prevent the necessity for employees to work overtime. However, in some cases overtime is necessary and when it is, it must be authorized by the appropriate budget head. Compensatory time at a rate of one and one-half hours for each hour worked will be the normal method of compensation for overtime worked in excess of forty hours during any given week. Budget heads are authorized to approve monetary compensation for overtime worked when managing compensatory time would create an undue hardship on a department.


Last revision 11/1995

Updated 10.26.2011