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2024 Summer Hours Program and Time Reporting Rules

​​​​​​​​​​The Summer Hours Program allows full-time staff employees early Friday departures during the summer. For employees whose schedules can not accommodate early departures, three Summer Floating Holidays can be substituted. ​

For complete program details, please refer to the university's Paid Holida​ys and Absences​ policy

The 2024 Summer Hours Program is effective from Friday, June 14, through Friday, August 30. (For the College of Law, the Summer Hours period will extend from Friday, May 24, through Friday, August 16, due to the college's semester schedule.) ​

Managers will need to discuss the best schedule for Summer Hours with eligible employees in order to maintain adequate coverage in their area. Either Method I or Method II must be selected for each eligible employee prior to the Summer Hours start date each year. Each employee may only be under one method for the duration of the summer; switching between methods is not permitted.  ​

  • Method I: 3 P.M. Early ​Friday Departure - Each Friday during the Summer Hours Program period, eligible employees will be allowed to end their workday at 3 p.m. and receive pay for the period not worked.  
  • Method II: Summer Floating Holidays - Employees whose work requirements do not permit a regular 3 p.m. Friday departure may instead be granted three Summer Floating Holidays. Summer Floating Holidays must be taken in whole day increments. No other variation is allowed.  (Note: If you are using Three Additional Summer Floating Holidays and your normally scheduled work day is 7 hours, you may record a maximum of 21 hours for Summer Floating Holidays.)

Regardless of the Summer Hours method being used—3 P.M. Early Friday Departures or three additional Summer Floating Holidays—time away from work due to this program must be recorded in BlueSky. Non-exempt and exempt employees should enter Summer Hours instead of Regular Hours to record time off due to the Summer Hours Program:  
Use "Summer Hours" for 3 P.M. Early Friday Departures
Use "Summer Days" for Summer Floating Holidays*​  

For complete program details, please refer to the university's Paid Holida​ys and Absences​ policy