Southeastern begins four-day work week, most offices closed on Fridays through August 8
Contact: Christina Chapple
HAMMOND – To give faculty and staff a break on the rising cost of driving to work, Southeastern Louisiana University has implemented a four-day work week. As of June 23, campus academic and business offices are closed on Fridays, but are open an hour earlier and later Monday through Thursday.
The four-day, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. work week affects all but a few service-related areas of the university and will remain in affect through August 8, said President Randy Moffett. The schedule change, he said, is due to "the impact of rising gasoline costs and the impact on faculty and staff finances."
Moffett said the new schedule will save individuals gas money, but should also result in savings for Southeastern, since air-conditioning and other energy needs will be shut down in many buildings on Fridays.
To serve the university and community, Sims Memorial Library and the Pennington Student Activity Center will remain open on Fridays. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Friday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The library will be closed on weekends.
The Pennington Center is open Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Friday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 3-9 p.m.