VII- 6.10 - POLICY ON WORK SCHEDULES FOR REGULAR EXEMPT EMPLOYEES

(Approved by the Board of Regents on December 3, 1999, 
EFFECTIVE January 2, and January 12, 2000)

I.  PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY

    This policy identifies the work schedule requirements for 
    regular employees in Exempt positions.

II. SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS

    Employees in Exempt positions should be assigned a reasonable
    work schedule.  The work of employees in exempt positions is
    not measured solely by the hours worked.  Employees in 
    exempt positions are expected to work the hours necessary to
    complete assignments on a schedule that satisfies the 
    requirements of the job.  A full-time commitment typically 
    requires a minimum of 80 hours per bi-weekly payroll period.
    Although not required and not an entitlement, a limited 
    amount of compensatory leave may be granted, with the prior 
    written approval of the institution CEO or designee.  
    Compensatory leave shall be used within one year from the 
    date it is earned.  No compensation shall be paid for 
    compensatory leave that is unused at the time the employee 
    leaves university service, and such leave shall not be 
    restored upon reinstatement.

III. TIMEKEEPING

    Consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), USM 
    exempt employees will note on their timesheets "D" 
    (duty day) to record days worked.

IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES:

    Each Chief Executive Officer or designee shall establish 
    procedures as necessary for reasonable work schedules, 
    days worked and recording leave and shall submit a copy of 
    such procedures to the Chancellor.  Such institutional 
    procedures may require additional reporting of information 
    as the Chief Executive Officer or designee may direct.

REPLACEMENT FOR:

    Laws Relating to and Governing Policies and Procedures of 
    the Board of Trustees of the State Universities and Colleges
    of Maryland, Section VI., Administrative Officers, page 
    VI-1, July, 1985.

    Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified Employees, 
    Section V., page V-1 through page V-3, "The Weekly 
    Work Period and Daily Work Period," "Work Week,
    " "Work Schedules," "Days, Hours and 
    Shifts"; page V-4, "Overtime Group II," 
    Item 4; and page V-6, "Compensatory Time - Group II,
    " March 1988.

    Policies and Rules for Associate Staff, paragraph L, 
    	"Work Week and Compensatory Leave," 
    June, 1989, page 31.

    BOR Policy III-12.00, Policy on Academic Administrators/Associate
    Staff Time Keeping Record, issued by the President, 
    June 15, 1977, pages III -12.00-1 through 12.00-5.

    Additionally, this policy supersedes, in whole or in part, 
    any policy(ies) and/or procedure(s) established by the 
    Regents, Trustees, Presidents, or their designees, of the 
    former institutions of the University of Maryland, and of 
    the former State Universities and Colleges, and of the 
    Regents of the University System of Maryland that are in 
    conflict with this policy's purpose, applicability, or 
    intent, that may have been overlooked and not included as 
    a specific citation under "Replacement For.