Summer Hours are on the way!

3-2-sun-png-clipartThough we’re enjoying some fantastic spring weather, our minds can’t help but turn to (what we hope will be) an even better summer season! With that in mind, here are the guidelines for summer hours this year:

  • Summer hours begin the week of 09 July (the week after Independence Day).
  • Summer hours run through the week of 27 August (meaning that regular hours resume the week of Labor Day).
  • The campus hours (current hours as indicated here on the website: https://www.greenriver.edu/campus/) shall be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Not all shifts will align directly with the hours as there may be personal, departmental, or support needs that fall outside of those hours.
  • The default work week for all employees shall be four (4) 10 hour shifts from Monday through Thursday.  Certain departments may have needs outside of those hours and will work with employees directly to set shift expectations.
    • Employees who cannot work the four (4) 10 hour shifts should contact their direct manager and their Employee & Labor Relations person (either Barbara or Chernenko).  Employees who cannot work the shift may be defaulted to five (5) 8 hour shifts.

As a note:

  • employees may request of their manager a schedule adjustment (for WFSE employees, this is 7.3 (B)(4)) at any time.  Schedule adjustments will be considered by the manager in coordination with Human Resources and may be granted if business needs can be met.
  • employees may request vacation time using the same college and departmental policies and procedures in place.
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2017 Summer Business Hours

Effective Monday, July 10, 2017, the hours of college business operations will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with the campus closed on Fridays.

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What does this mean to the public and our students? We will continue to provide support and services through the summer, but limited to a Monday to Thursday work week.

What does this mean to you as an employee? Although the college will be open to the public from 8am to 5pm, work days will consist of four, 10 hour days from Monday to Thursday.

*Note: The 30-minute meal and 15-minute rest breaks must still be taken in compliance with our respective collective bargaining agreements, and/or state and federal regulations. Please contact Barbara Iribarren or Chernenko Wheatley if you have any questions about the revised schedule or alternate work schedules.

Who should I contact if I have questions? Please reach out to your supervisor first. Supervisors should contact the appropriate Employee & Labor Relations Manager in the Human Resources office to make sure that any proposed schedule changes meet with federal, state, and local laws as well as negotiated agreements.

When will it end? Normal business hours will resume Monday, September 4, following the Labor Day holiday.

2016 Summer Hours

Effective Monday, June 27, 2016, the general hours of business operations will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. Green River College will be closed to the public after noon on Fridays.

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What does this mean to the public and our students? It means that we will be here as we always are and in some cases, more than we are now.  We will continue to provide support and services through the summer, but we will not guarantee that we will make appointments after noon on Fridays.

What does this mean to you as an employee? Honestly, it may not have a direct impact on you.  Your regular work schedule will only change if you and your supervisor agree to change your schedule.  If you and your supervisor agree to alter your schedule, then your hours may be different.

*Note: The 30-minute meal and 15-minute rest breaks must still be taken in compliance with our respective collective bargaining agreements, and/or state and federal regulations. With respect to the Friday schedule, classified employees must be allowed a 15-minute rest break, but the 30-minute meal break is not required unless the employee works more than five hours on Friday. In that event, the 30-minute meal break is also required and would extend the day by 30 minutes. Please contact Barbara Iribarren or Chernenko Wheatley if you have any questions about the revised schedule or alternate work schedules.

What if I do change my hours? There are certain rules that we have to follow.  Your supervisor will check with one of the Employee & Labor Relations Managers in the HR office to make sure that your proposed schedule meets with federal, state, and local laws as well as negotiated agreements.

When will it end? Summer hours will run through Friday, September 2, after which we will return to our regular hours of operations schedule on Tuesday, September 5, after the Labor Day holiday.