Human Resources

2021 Summer Hours

April 20, 2021

I am pleased to announce that the university will observe summer hours for those units who can accommodate this schedule within their current operations. While we have not yet finalized when our teleworking employees will be able to return to campus, senior leadership supports continuing our tradition of summer hours.

Understandably, many of you are eager for more information about UNCW’s return-to-campus plans, including key dates, scheduling, and telework options. As circumstances surrounding the pandemic continue to evolve, we want to carefully incorporate anticipated state and federal guidance into our plans before finalizing them. We will share the information with you well in advance of any significant deadlines. As usual, please continue to monitor your campus inboxes, the UNCW website and Best for the Nest for upcoming announcements.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 10 and end Friday, August 6. During this period, the official campus and remote hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday. This schedule recognizes a 30-minute lunch break.

Unit leaders are encouraged to allow employee flexibility beyond these hours whenever possible within the needs of the unit. The general window of flexible time falls between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Certain offices may have a business need to remain open on Friday afternoons. This means that employees, with their supervisors’ approval, could shift an afternoon or morning off at another time to make up for a Friday afternoon when they have to work. In any event, full-time employees who earn leave are responsible for 40 hours of work during a single work week.

We have two holidays (Memorial Day and Independence Day) that fall within this period. Holidays are worth eight hours for full-time employees. Therefore, for these two weeks, employees must account for the remaining thirty-two hours of work through either work or use of accrued comp time/leave. Your office leave keepers can answer specific questions about this.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources or your respective leave keepers with any related questions.

We hope that summer hours bring you a small sense of joy as we continue to navigate toward the “new normal” we all are building together.

Liz Grimes
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources