Full-time employees normally work a minimum of 40 hours per week. The University's standard workweek begins 12:00 midnight Sunday  and ends at 12:00 midnight Saturday. Normal work hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Employees in certain areas  may work non-standard shifts or work weeks to provide adequate coverage and service to the University community. It is your responsibility to call your supervisor when you expect to be absent or late for work. Check with your supervisor for your department's proper notification procedures.

Most Administrative & Professional Faculty members are considered exempt from laws related to overtime and therefore do not receive overtime pay.

Alternative Work Schedules
Alternative work schedules may be necessary in some instances to provide effective services to the University community. As far as  is pratical, the University also tries to provide employees with a work schedule that is flexible enough to allow an opportunity to balance work and other responsibilities. Alternative work schedules must be approved by your supervisor, and may include flextime and less-than-12-month appointments. 

Official Closings
Decisions to close all non-essential university operations will be made by the Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance. Most employees are considered "non-designated" employees and are not required to work when the University is closed due to inclement weather or other emergency situations. However, to continue to provide services to students, some positions are considered "essential" and these employees must report to work when the University is officially closed due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions.

You are expected to report to work on time; however, when weather conditions create transportation difficulties that result in late arrival, supervisors may authorize up to two hours of such lost time as an authorized absence not charged as leave.

For information regarding late openings or official closings, please listen to local television and radio stations, visit the JMU website, or call (540) 433-5300.

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