Chapter 3A.16
HOURS OF WORK

Sections:

3A.16.010    Regular hours of work.

3A.16.020    Regular work schedule.

3A.16.030    Nonstandard work schedules.

3A.16.040    Changes to work schedules.

3A.16.050    Unauthorized absences.

3A.16.010 Regular hours of work.

The regular working hours of full-time employees shall, in general, consist of between seven and eight hours per day, five days per week, totaling between 35 and 40 hours per week. The standard work week shall consist of the period from midnight Saturday to the following midnight Saturday. Nothing in this title shall be construed to require the county to employ any individual for any particular number of hours, nor to guarantee any employee any particular number of hours.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984).

3A.16.020 Regular work schedule.

The regular work schedule for employees shall be established by the employing official subject to the approval of the department head and/or responsible elected official. Regular work schedules shall generally be of one of the two following types:

(1) Established Shift. A recognized regular shift (e.g., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) that applies to all employees of a department, division, section or work unit; or

(2) Flex Time. A designated period of time (e.g., 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) during which employees may choose their own seven or eight hour work period subject to prior approval of the employing official.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984).

3A.16.030 Nonstandard work schedules.

When it is found to be in the best interest of the county, an employing official may establish a nonstandard work schedule such as a four/40 work week (four 10-hour days per work week), subject to the approval of the responsible department head and/or responsible elected official. In such cases, leaves of absence with pay, including vacation and sick leave, will be charged by the number of hours actually taken. Paid holidays will be paid in accordance with SCC 3A.06.020.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984; Amended by Ord. 13-070, Oct. 9, 2013, Eff date Oct. 20, 2013).

3A.16.040 Changes to work schedules.

For all permanent changes to an employee’s work schedule, the county will make reasonable efforts to notify the employee at least five working days in advance of such change. For temporary changes to an employee’s work schedule not to exceed 10 working days, the county will make reasonable efforts to notify the employee at least 24 hours in advance of such change.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984).

3A.16.050 Unauthorized absences.

Any employee who is absent from work shall report the reason for the absence to the employing official as soon as possible. Unauthorized or unreported absences shall be treated as absence without pay and may be cause for disciplinary action including dismissal.

(Added Ord. 84-129, § 2, Nov. 21, 1984).