The University recognizes a five-day work week, generally from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with one unpaid hour for lunch. Certain departments may require differing schedules due to the nature of their duties and responsibilities. These schedules must be approved by the immediate supervisor and the Office of Human Resources.
Two 15-minute rest breaks are authorized for each working day (one morning and one afternoon) and count as time worked. The actual start time of these rest breaks are at the discretion of the immediate supervisor for each individual. Time does not accrue for unused breaks and they will not be considered compensatory time. Oregon law also requires an employer to provide an unpaid meal period of no less than 30-minutes to each non-exempt employee who works six hours in a work period.
In accordance with federal and state wage and hour laws, hourly employees will be paid the rate of time and one-half for work performed in excess of 40 hours per week. Compensatory time is not permitted and all hours worked must be shown on the time card. Overtime hours require advance approval by the appropriate supervisor prior to their completion. Any falsification or alteration of time cards is grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including, termination.