6.85 – Standard Administrative Office Hours

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 6 | HR - Hiring, Work Rules and Assignments

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Last Updated: 08/08/2017



ARP 7.20 - Staff Overtime Pay or Comp Time

Revision History:

08/08/2017 Amendment approved by Chancellor
2017 Recompilation, formerly Rules 3.70 & 8.75
10/21/2015 Policy 3.70 approved as initial Rule 3.70 by Board of Regents
Prior revision history as Policy 3.70 not available

  1. As a general rule, individual work schedules will conform to the public hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some offices close from 12 noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Most offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday, except on special occasions and as required by the executive vice president and provost; the appropriate dean or vice president; or in support of distance education offerings, the director of distance education.
  2. With the approval of the appropriate dean or vice president and the executive vice president and provost, departments may establish alternate work schedules if it is determined they better meet the needs of the clientele and/or better serve the needs of an individual employee without adversely affecting the clientele. Alternate work schedules are to be of a semi-permanent nature (e.g., 1 semester at a time, 1 academic year at a time, etc.). All requests and subsequent approval or denial of alternate work schedules are to be in written form.  The requirements of some job positions will be not be conducive to an alternate work schedule.
  3. All nonexempt full-time personnel who are paid an annual salary on a monthly or bi-monthly basis shall be required to work 40 hours per week. (See also ARP 7.20 Staff Overtime Pay or Compensatory Time)