Days and Hours of Work


Delta State University’s normal workweek begins at 12:00 a.m. on the Sunday of each week and ends seven days later. The normal work schedule is 40 hours, Monday through Friday, except on official or special university holidays, with work taking place on campus or at a Delta State University authorized facility during the University’s normal hours of operation, unless job duties require otherwise. Department heads may alter and schedule working hours according to the needs of the department with approval from Human Resources. Unusual or emergency conditions may necessitate modifications of the normal work schedule for any exempt and non-exempt employee.


Employee: This generally includes faculty, staff, and hourly employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department.

Department Head/Supervisor: An employee designated by management who exercises major supervisory functions over another employee or employees. These functions include hiring, evaluating, assigning work, and disciplining employees.


In the event that the university determines that it is necessary to change the regular and routine starting and quitting times of any employee, exclusive of emergency work, one week’s notice shall be given prior to the beginning of the period in which the new schedule is to be implemented. In the event such prior notice is not given to a non-exempt employee, overtime rates shall be paid for all hours worked outside the schedule until the notice period is complete. In the event such prior notice is not given to an exempt employee, the employee shall remain in their regular schedule until the notice period is complete. Modification to any schedule extending over a one-month period must be approved in advance by the appropriate Vice-President.


Responsible Office and/or Policy Owner: Office of Human Resources



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Change/Review/Approval Date:

Revised/Approved by Cabinet: 02/27/2017