For more comprehensive information about the policy, for STAFF
, see the Employee Handbook
.For FACULTY, please see the appropriate Faculty Affairs Handbook for your school.Customary Hours:
The customary work week at Tufts for full time employees is thirty-five (35) hours, seven (7) hours each day, Monday through Friday. (Due to operational needs, some areas of the university have forty (40) hour work weeks for their full time employees.). The usual workday starts at 9:00 A.M. and ends at 5:00 P.M. This includes a fifteen (15) minute break during the day for non-exempt staff, and one (1) hour for unpaid lunch.
Specified work hours and work week may differ for certain employees depending on the needs of their department. Supervisors will inform employees of the hours they are expected to work.
Exempt employees frequently work beyond the confines of a a standard work week, depending on the needs of their position.
For payroll administration purposes, the work week is considered to begin on Sunday at 12:01 A.M. and end Saturday at midnight.
Recording Hours Worked: The University is required by state and federal law to keep accurate records of hours worked by non-exempt employees including employees who have been categorized as salaried, non-exempt. Departments are responsible for maintaining attendance records for non-exempt and salaried, non-exempt staff and time off records including sick, personal, and vacation time for all employees. Records for exempt staff vacation, sick, and personal time should also be maintained.
Each week, an authorized department staff member will enter the hours worked for non-exempt and salaried, non-exempt employees (staff, student workers, and temporary employees) in that department into the University’s Time Entry System. Access to this system is obtained through completion of an application and approval of the supervisor.
Contact your HR Business Partner if you have additional questions about working hours.