Policy on Employee Work Schedules

Policy Number: 412

Human Resources

The permanent link for this policy is: https://policies.northeastern.edu/policy412/

I. Purpose and Scope


The purpose of this policy is to outline the expectations of employee work schedules to meet the business needs of the University and the specific business needs of the department.

II. Definitions



III. Policy


Department heads are responsible for establishing and communicating expectations to employees regarding employee work schedules. All employees must fulfill the responsibilities of their jobs, including completing the number of work hours associated with their positions. From time to time, employees may be expected to work beyond their established work schedules to meet the business needs of their departments.

IV. Additional Information


From time to time, department heads may arrange short-term alternative work schedules for employees in their departments, provided the alternative work schedules meet the business need of the department and the opportunities for such arrangements are available for all employees.

    V. Contact Information

    Human Resources: 216 Mass Ave; (617) 373-2230; hrst@northeastern.edu

    Responsible Office/Department(s)

    Human Resources

    Related Policies


    Related Procedures





    Work Schedule; Work Hours

    Version History

    Last Revision Date: December 19, 2022

    Issued: April 2, 2014