Published on May 21st, 2018 | by University Communications


Learn more about our new summer dress code and flexible workweek

In an effort to provide staff and faculty with more flexibility this summer, Dr. Senese and the cabinet recently shared details about a new summer dress code and work schedule for select weeks. Supervisors will work with their teams to help make the most of these new benefits, while still ensuring the university is well represented and our important work continues.

Summer casual dress code takes effect immediately

The new summer casual dress code will be available until July 27, providing casual dress options during some of the hottest months of the year. While guidelines are provided below, it is important to choose attire that represents the university well at all times. This may mean forgoing casual dress options if you are meeting important visitors or hosting a special event. 

  • Dress shorts, capris, and jeans are permissible and should be clean and of appropriate length. Short shorts, cut-offs, and distressed jeans with holes are not permitted.
  • Shirts with collars, polos, and blouses are appropriate. T-shirts may be worn if they are Saint Leo University logo items. University apparel is encouraged. Halter tops or crop tops are not permitted.
  • Shoes may include sandals but no flip-flops permitted.
  • Beachwear is not permitted at any time.

Voluntary flexible Fridays offered during three weeks this summer

During the week of June 4, June 25, and July 16, employees have the option to take Friday off from work as long as they work four, 10-hour workdays. The 40-hour workweek must be completed in the four days preceding the Friday. This benefit will be managed by supervisors, and employees may opt out of participating if they are unable to schedule 40 hours in a four-day workweek.

While supervisors are asked to make every effort to accommodate employees who would like to take advantage of this opportunity, not all departments and employees will be able to participate in taking these Fridays off due to a number of scheduled events throughout the summer. Staff and faculty essential to running these events will be required to work. Any essential staffing needs or exceptions should be reviewed with and approved by the department’s vice president.

Employees taking vacation for an affected week should still submit the full five days on their vacation requests as the workweek remains the standard 40-hours.

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