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CWA Modified Work Schedule – Summer 2020

  1. All CWA personnel who are assigned a 35-hour work week shall work an extended day/four-day schedule for the weeks specified In the Appendix (attached) during the months of June, July and August 2020 (“Summer Work Schedule”). The Summer Work Schedule will not be followed during the week which Includes the July 4 holiday. All personnel will follow usual work schedules during that week. Since July 4th falls on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed on Friday, July 3rd, normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. will be held on June 29 – July 2nd, 2020.
  2. Provided that an employee meets the requirement of a 35-hour workweek, there will be two (2) options for work hours during this period. One Summer Worls Schedule option will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. The other Summer Work Schedule option will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Regardless of which option an employee works, the luncheon break will be 60 minutes. Employees shall consult and reach mutual agreement with their supervisors as to the scheduling of one 15-minute break during either the morning or afternoon.
  3. Each employee shall communicate his/her preferred Summer Work Schedule option to his/her supervisor. The supervisor will work with all affected employees in the unit to reach a mutually satisfactory schedule which meets the operational needs of the unit. Whichever Summer Work Schedule option Is determined, the employee will follow that option for the Summer Work Schedule.
  4. The Summer Work Schedule shall be Monday through Thursday and exceptions to the Summer Work Schedule will be in effect where operational need requires such exceptions. Specific modifications will provide for staggering the schedule to be either Monday through Thursday, or Tuesday through Friday, or by other arrangement between management and the employee(s).
  5. Sick leave, vacation days and personal days shall be charged at the rate of l¼ days (8.75 hours), per day of absence for those on the Summer Work Schedule.
  6. All other terms and conditions in the Contract between the State of New Jersey and the Communications Workers of America remain in effect.
  7. This Agreement shall continue through August 31, 2020.