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Flexible Work Schedule Option
Posted June 1, 2009

University offices may offer employees the option of working a flexible schedule during the summer months provided the normal hours of operation are maintained.

Employees must receive written approval before beginning a flexible work schedule. A Flexible Work Schedule Request Form should be completed and sent to the employee's department head or director who must make a recommendation to their dean or vice president for final approval. The Flexible Work Schedule Request Form and Guidelines are available on the Human Resources' website at http://hr.sc.edu/policies/flexschedule.html.

Each request to participate must be considered on the basis of whether the work to be performed can be accomplished in a flexible work arrangement. The business needs of the department or the job requirements of some positions may limit or prohibit participation. A decision to deny participation may not be appealed and approval of a flexible work schedule may be rescinded or altered if necessary.

Options for a flexible work schedule include:

  • Working a four-day week provided the same number of hours are worked as for a five-day week.
  • Working from home or from an alternate work site if the requirements of the job can be met.
  • Working a flexible schedule during a five-day workweek, such as working 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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