Flexible Summer Workweek Begins May 31st

Flexible scheduling allows an employee to work a non-traditional schedule by varying arrival and/or departure times.

The University of Miami's Flexible Summer Workweek Program, a ten-week period during which employees on the Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School (marine) campuses may work a modified schedule, will run from May 31 through August 8.

Several work schedule options are available under the Flexible Summer Workweek Program. For example, employees working 40 hours per week (usually 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) can work four days per week for ten hours per day with a 30-minute lunch period.

Specific units or departments may adjust the duration of the program for operational reasons as needed.

Flexible workweeks not only help reduce commuting costs, but also allow employees to use this extra time during the week to advance work/life balance--a key component in workplace wellness and the University's overall wellness philosophy.

Hundreds of employees participated in last year's Flexible Summer Workweek Program. In a subsequent survey, respondents commented on the program's ability to improve employee morale, positively impact work/life balance, and boost work productivity and quality.

If you would like to participate in the 2013 Flexible Summer Workweek Program, please download the Flexible Summer Workweek Form, which must be completed and submitted to your supervisor for consideration by Friday, May 17, 2013.

At the close of the 2013 program, participants will be asked to complete a survey that will be used to structure the program for 2014.