CHAPTER THREE: 3240
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION CONCERNING FACULTY AND STAFF
DUTY ASSIGNMENTS AND OFFICE HOURS
PREAMBLE: This section was original to the 1979 Handbook and has had only minor editorial changes since. Further information may be obtained from the Provost's Office (208-885-6448), the Office of the Faculty Secretary (208-885-6151), and the offices of the vice presidents.
A. FACULTY WORKLOADS. Assignments of duties to academic personnel are made by college deans [1420 D] and departmental administrators [1420 E] in such a way that the schedule of course offerings will permit each student to complete his or her curriculum in the time prescribed in the catalog and so that the research and service functions of the college and department can be carried out. [For a general statement of the service obligations of faculty members, see 3120 B.]
B. DUTY AND OFFICE HOURS.
B-1. General Policy. Instructional personnel are responsible for being available to students by appointment and at an appropriate number of office hours each week; schedules are to be posted near each faculty member's office door. Departmental administrators, college deans, and other administrative officers are responsible for overseeing the work schedules of the personnel under their jurisdiction.
B-2. Major Offices. Major UI offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the noon hour. The cashier's window in the Controller's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Departmental offices are normally open from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Facilities Management, Central Receiving/Stores, and Motor Pool are open from 7 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
B-3. Summer Hours. During the summer (beginning on the Monday following commencement and until the day before fall-semester registration) administrative offices are open from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This special schedule does not affect the academic schedule or the working hours of personnel in Facilities Management, Central Receiving/Stores, or Motor Pool.
B-4. Rest Periods. Employees may take a 15-minute rest period during each four-hour period worked, provided the supervisor determines that work conditions permit it. The breaks are to be taken at times approved by supervisors and cannot be accumulated. (NOTE: Expenditure of UI funds to provide refreshments for breaks is not permitted.)
C. HOLIDAYS. Holidays recognized by the state of Idaho are listed in 3460 D-2.