Hours & Breaks

The standard University workday is eight hours, usually 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a half-hour lunch break from noon to 12:30 p.m. Some departments deviate from this schedule to meet their special needs. View PS-79 on Flexible Work Hours and Staffing

The University provides employees two 15-minute breaks, or rest periods, per day—preferably around the middle of each half-shift (i.e., for office staff, midmorning and mid-afternoon). Time for these breaks cannot be accrued, nor should it be used to extend a lunch period or shorten a scheduled workday. No charge is made to paid leave or leave without pay for such breaks.