Notice of Summer Hours during COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020

Washington State University’s business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round.  As the University continues to observe the Governor’s Stay Healthy, Stay Home order during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also time for managers to plan for summer schedules.  The decision to observe summer hours is approved at the department level in accordance with business needs. 

In keeping with a long-standing practice, departments may observe summer hours, while still meeting the requirement to serve the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  WSU will continue to adhere to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and monitor updates and changes to that order.

Starting Monday, May 11, 2020 through Friday, August 14, 2020, summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 30 minutes for lunch.  It is the responsibility of the supervisors and staff of each department to ensure service is provided to the public during the noon hour and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. during this period.

Managers and supervisors may approve an employee to work an alternative schedule including telework. The manager is responsible for determining the work schedule in accordance with the needs of the operation and applicable rules and policies.

Supervisors and employees are responsible for compliance with all state ethics laws and WSU policies and procedures.  Employees must accurately account for time including hours worked (on-site and/or telework), annual or sick leave used, and leave without pay. The Ethics in Public Service Act, RCW 42.52 applies to all WSU employees. All state employees have a duty to ensure proper stewardship of state resources and ensure accountability. 

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