Published on May 5th, 2023 | by University Communications


Human Resources announces summer dress code, flexible workweek option

In an effort to provide staff and faculty with more flexibility this summer, the President’s Staff has approved a relaxed summer dress code and an additional period of flexible work scheduling. Supervisors will work with their teams to help make the most of these continued employee benefits, while still ensuring the university is well represented and our important work continues.

The summer casual dress code takes effect Monday, May 15, and will be in effect through Friday, August 4, providing casual dress options during some of the hottest weeks 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 as duties warrant.

  • Dress shorts, capris pants, and jeans are permissible and should be clean and of appropriate length. Short shorts, cutoffs, and distressed jeans with holes are not permitted.
  • Shirts with collars, polo shirts, and blouses are appropriate. T-shirts may be worn if they are items with the Saint Leo University logo. 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.

Flexible Workweeks

Voluntary flexible workweeks will also be offered beginning the week of May 15 through August 4.

Employees can take a day off from work if they work four 10-hour workdays. Staff will need to work with their department heads/vice presidents to stagger their days off so that offices have full coverage for the entire workweek (Monday through Friday). Employees may opt out of participating if they are unable to schedule 40 hours in a four-day workweek.

Not all departments and employees will be able to participate in four 10-hour workweeks due to departmental responsibilities and preparation for fall events.

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.

  • If an employee takes vacation time for one or more days, the employee is no longer eligible for a 4/10-hour schedule on that week.
  • When an employee takes a sick day during a 4/10 week, the absence must be recorded in Workday as follows:

o          Nonexempt employees should enter 10 hours of sick time

o          Exempt employees should enter 8 hours of sick time, and make up the remaining hours within that week.

Enjoy the summer and be safe!

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