Severance Pay, Work Hours

Article 23. Severance Pay

23.01   Effective June 30, 2019, there shall be no further accumulation of service for severance pay purposes

Article 24. Hours of Work

24.01   The standard work week shall be from 00:01 Monday to the following Sunday at 24:00 hours.

24.02   Except as provided in 24:07 a., the scheduled work day and work week for Administrative, Instructional, Technical, and Technical Support Personnel shall be seven hours per day and thirty-five (35) hours per week exclusive of lunch periods.

24.03   The principle of “Averaging” daily hours over a work week may be applied where the averaging of hours is part of the employee’s regular work schedule.

24.04   It is the intention of the Employer that the current working schedules will be maintained. Where it becomes necessary to schedule hours outside these hours, the Employer, except in cases of emergency, will consult in advance with the Union on such hours of work; and in such consultation, will establish that such hours are required to meet the needs of the public and/or the efficient operation of the University.


  1. Each employee shall be allowed one twenty (20) minute break during the first half of each shift at a time scheduled by the Department Head.
  2. Where a regular posted shift exceeds seven hours any employee so scheduled shall be entitled to a second twenty minute rest period.

24.06   Employees shall not be required to layoff during regular hours to equalize overtime.

24.07   Summer Hours

  1. Summer hours for all Administrative, Instructional, Technical and Technical Support Personnel shall be 32 ½ hours. Summer hours shall commence on the first Monday of June in each year and continue for thirteen (13) weeks. Time worked in excess of seven (7) hours per day or thirty-five (35) hours per week during this period shall be considered overtime and payment will be made in accordance with the overtime rates set out in Article 26. The employees in the Bonne Bay Aquarium and research Station and other seasonal employees that are employed from June to September shall be exempt from the Summer Hours as listed in Article 24.07 a-d.
  2. In the case of flexible work schedules, overtime will only be paid for time worked in excess of thirty-five (35) hours per week.
    1. When an employee takes the whole day off it will be recorded as seven (7) hours (i.e. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — actual hours paid)
    2. When an employee takes the whole afternoon off, it will be recorded to include the half hour paid, but not worked, during the summer (i.e. 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. will be recorded as three hours)
    3. When an employee takes less than the whole afternoon, it will be recorded as actual hours absent from work, excluding the half hour paid but not worked (i.e. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. will be recorded as 1 ½ hours).
  3. For Flexible work schedules, employees who take a full day or an afternoon off will be charged for the half hour paid but not worked.