Workplace Expectations & Guidelines
Standards of Service
Review the USFSP Standards of Service here.
Hours of Work
The normal workweek for each full-time employee shall be forty (40) hours. The University retains the right to schedule its employees; however, the University will make a good faith effort, whenever practical, to provide employees with consecutive hours in the workday and consecutive days in the workweek.
No supervisor shall unreasonably deny a Staff employee a fifteen (15) minute rest period during each four (4) hour work shift. Whenever possible, such rest periods shall be scheduled at the middle of the work shift. However, it is recognized that many positions have a work location assignment that requires coverage for a full eight-hour shift, which would not permit the employee to actually leave his/her work location. In those cases, it is recognized that the employee can “rest” while the employee remains at his/her work location.
An employee may not accumulate unused rest periods, nor shall rest periods be authorized for covering an employee’s late arrival or early departure from work.
Leave of Absence documentation
All leave of absence, with or without pay, must be documented by the employee and, if approved, documented by the supervisor. Some types of absences may be approved at the supervisor’s discretion while others are required to be granted. Approved absences may be flexible and arranged so that the employee can be in a non-pay, partial-pay, or full-pay status on one or more pay periods.