CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — Eastern Illinois University will once again close selected buildings and offices from noon on Fridays until Monday mornings during the summer months, according to a press release. The affected time period begins Monday and ends Aug. 9.
Building/office exceptions include, but may not be limited to, the President’s Office, the Bursar’s/Cashier’s Office, Booth Library, Financial Aid, University Police, the Renewable Energy Center and the office of admissions, which plan to keep normal working hours.
All university offices must be open to the public between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday. Administrative offices, and others where possible, will remain open during the lunch hour, Monday through Thursday.
By ending the work week at noon on Fridays, the university can increase temperatures in all vacant offices and other work environments to allow energy savings for two-and-a-half days per week. Employees will be required to work their regularly scheduled number of full-time hours during the four-and-a-half-day work week. Classes scheduled to meet on Friday afternoons and/or weekends will be relocated to buildings where the air conditioning will remain on. During weeks in which a holiday is observed (May 27 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day) offices will return to regular business hours (7.5 hours per day), including Fridays. Regular hours will resume on Aug. 12, for the 2013-14 school year. Classes will resume on Aug. 19.