Southeastern to begin four-day summer work week
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will implement a four-day work week for the summer beginning Monday, May 16. The university will resume its four and a half day workweek on August 7.
During the period, Southeastern will operate on a 10-hour workday, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Employees will have a 30-minute lunch break each day.
“The new schedule provides adequate hours for students and others conducting business with the university, while allowing us to capture savings in energy costs,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain.
The university anticipates saving approximately nearly $200,000 by moving to the four-day work week.
Not affected by the schedule change are the university’s Southeast Louisiana Business Center at 1514 Martens Drive in Hammond and the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
The university will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day, and on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes for the summer session begin June 6.