We are pleased to announce that many offices at SOU may again offer a 4/10 work schedule this summer beginning June 24, 2019 and ending on September 6, 2019.  During this period, the campus will remain open five days a week and each department is responsible for coordinating a 4/10 schedule that ensures adequate daily coverage.  As is customary, schedules will be approved to best prepare and serve Raider Registration events scheduled for June 28 (First Year), July 12 (First Year) and 26 (First Year), and August 2 (Transfer) and 9 (First Year).  

Although reasonable effort will be made to accommodate schedules, some adjustments and denials may be required in order to meet operational needs. All employee requested changes to the agreed upon schedule must be pre-approved by the supervisor.  Paid leave (i.e. vacation, sick, comp time) for approved absences should be reported as 10 hours for a full day.

On or before June 3, 2019, interested employees must provide to their supervisor a written proposal for a 4/10 summer schedule that reflects a Monday-Thursday or Tuesday- Friday shift, specific working hours and an unpaid meal break (of at least thirty minutes) for a total of 40 hours of straight pay per week.  Employees may request in advance to vary their 4/10 schedule working either Monday-Thursday one week and Tuesday-Friday another week or return to their normal work schedule.  Supervisors will respond in writing by June 14, 2019, whether the schedule is approved, denied or needs adjusting. 

Offices and employees who do not participate will continue their normal schedules and observe University holidays accordingly.


Holiday Observance

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independence Day

  • Campus closed.  All employees observe paid holiday.

Monday, September 2, 2019 – Labor Day

  • Employees working a normal 5/8 Monday-Friday schedule, will observe Monday, September 2 as the paid holiday.
  • Employees who work a 4/10 Monday-Thursday schedule, will observe Monday, September 2 as the paid holiday.
  • Employees who work a 4/10 Tuesday-Friday schedule, will observe Tuesday, September 3 as the paid holiday.