Summer Work Hours


Beginning Monday, May 15, and continuing through August 11, EKU will pilot a Summer Work Schedule on the Richmond Campus.

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Letter from The President

Dear University Community,

With the end of the spring semester just weeks away, I am excited to join the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Office of Sustainability to announce a pilot Summer Energy Savings Plan for the Richmond Campus that will reduce energy utilization, increase financial savings, and offer a reduced work schedule for employees during the summer months.

Adopting a summer University schedule focused on energy savings could result in an estimated $400,000 of electricity savings, approximately 10% of EKU’s annual electricity expense. Additionally, the plan allows the University to offer employees the opportunity to receive a shortened workweek during the summer months without a loss of pay.

Beginning Monday, May 15, and continuing through August 11, EKU will pilot a Summer Work Schedule on the Richmond Campus. The implementation of this initiative will adjust official University business hours to 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. Please note that this schedule will not apply to any affected Model Laboratory School staff until after May 25, 2017.

Recognizing that some departments and individuals are required to operate outside of normal University business hours, supervisors/department heads will be permitted to adjust the work schedule at their discretion to meet the needs of the department and the University. It is important to note this summer schedule will not alter any planned University activities or events during the summer, including summer classes, orientation programs, camps and conferences, etc. These events and activities will continue as scheduled.

Employees should consult their supervisors and EKU Human Resources for questions about schedule adjustments and time/leave reporting. You will also find answers to some common questions at

The adjusted schedule will allow University cooling units on the Richmond Campus to be set to “unoccupied mode” earlier through the work week. Just as in your home, turning up your thermostat in the summer when you are away can lead to substantial energy savings.

I would like to thank the ad hoc committee that developed the summer energy savings proposal. Led by Sustainability Manager Patrick McKee and comprised of representatives from Facilities Services, Capital Planning, Housing, Conferencing & Events, and the Registrar’s Office, the plan was conceived to capitalize on findings of an independent engineering report, the EKU Energy Infrastructure Investment & Master Plan.

Through innovative ideas developed by our Colonel community, we will continue to develop and enjoy new methods of maximizing resources and increasing efficiencies at our great University.

Thank you for your service and dedication to EKU.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Benson

Published on April 28, 2017