The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that a standard work-week be defined.  The standard work-week for Jackson State University is the customary office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on official University holidays or administrative closings.  Some departments may require a varied work-week.  An employee is expected to maintain his/her assigned work.
Work schedules will be established for each employee by his/her supervisor, who may change such schedule based on needs and requirements of the work unit.  Supervisors may also require an employee to work an unscheduled day in place of a scheduled day.  If this change of scheduled days and unscheduled days occur in the same work-week, the unscheduled day will be treated as a modified work schedule and not subject to overtime compensation.
Employees may request a detailed copy of the work schedule, which sets forth their duties and the time they are to be performed.  The supervisor in charge will explain an employee's work schedule and give specific instructions should temporary and permanent changes become necessary.