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Winter break hours will be in effect beginning Monday, December 16 through January 10. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute meal break. Adjustments in hours may be made where services and needs require different operating hours.

Please remember that the campus has an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the general hours of work policy in the Canisius College Policy Manual. The proposed changes are available online here.

As President Hurley reported in his November 25 email, the college’s Employee Engagement Team has made some recommendations about the college’s hours of work policy, including:

  • Revise the standard business office hours to 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. year-round. Presently, this schedule is offered during the summer and winter months and is preferred by many.
  • Reduce the lunch period from one hour to 30 minutes. The one hour lunch was reported as occasionally problematic for departments with limited coverage, and was considered longer than necessary, as many staff members reported that they typically do not like to leave campus during lunch.
  • Continue to provide departments the flexibility they need to meet the needs of students and the college. Certain departments may remain open until 5:00 p.m. by offering of a schedule rotation for coverage.

The college’s Senior Leadership Team is supportive of the recommendations and welcomes the campus’ feedback. The campus has 60 days to comment on the proposed changes. If approved, the changes will become effective January 13, 2020. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at Ext. 2244 with any questions.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance