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Employee Work Schedules (Exempt & Non-Exempt)

Exempt Positions

Positions exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act are paid on a salary basis and are not eligible for overtime or compensatory time.

Staff

Staff are expected to work the number of hours necessary to fulfill the requirements of their position and no less than 40 hours per week. The normal work schedule for staff is 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (typically 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday). Operational needs of the College may necessitate variations in starting and ending times, but all full-time employees must work five (5) days per week. Exceptions may be made for weeks at sea for Marine Technology.

Faculty

Faculty work schedules are based on instructors being on campus a minimum of four (4) days per week for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Exceptions to this requirement may be made for faculty who have selected or been assigned to a 40-hour work week. These faculty members will be on a campus or at an instructional site for 40 hours each week. Faculty are not generally required to be present when students are away, except for in-service activities or when directed by their supervisor in support of college needs.

Full-Time, Regular Economic & Workforce Development faculty members work the class schedule as set in accordance with the needs of the college. Economic & Workforce Development faculty are also not generally required to be present when classes are not in session except for in- service activities and when directed by their immediate supervisor. Class schedules will be determined in accordance with college needs.

Lunch Period: The typical employee lunch period for office operations at Cape Fear Community College should be observed for one (1) hour. However, supervisors may approve alternative lunch periods depending upon employee needs and when the normal daily-required number of work hours are met, and operational needs are met.
Exempt employees may not forego a lunch period and/or break for purposes of a later arrival or earlier departure in order to shorten the workday.

Non-Exempt Positions

Non-exempt positions are subject to the overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These positions typically work 40 hours per week. Overtime begins after an employee has actually worked 40 hours in a calendar week. For FLSA purposes, Cape Fear Community College’s workweek begins at 6:00 a.m. on Monday and runs to 6:00 a.m. the following Monday. Non-Exempt employees are required to clock in and out utilizing the College’s timekeeping system to reflect actual hours worked in real time.

Employees whose principal duty stations require them to be at their desks or confined to their offices are entitled to a fifteen (15) minute break in each half of the workday. Supervisors are to schedule the break time, and at no time is a break period to interfere with a service to be provided or completion of an assigned duty.

Lunch Period: The typical employee lunch period for office operations at Cape Fear Community College should be observed for one (1) hour. However, supervisors may approve alternative lunch periods depending upon employee needs and when the normal daily-required number of work hours are met, and operational needs are met. Lunch periods are unpaid.

Hourly employees may not forego a lunch period and/or break for purposes of a later arrival or earlier departure in order to shorten the workday.

Revision History:
November, 2023

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