37.5-hour work week

Question

Has UAF considered going to a 37.5-hour work week as a cost-saving measure?

Response

UAF’s Planning and Budget Committee evaluated this option and found that it was not a solution that would work universitywide, as it generated no savings for employees funded through grants and contracts (and could in fact reduce  indirect cost recovery). It could also have disparate impacts for exempt and nonexempt employees, and could be untenable for offices with required service hours. Instead, individual departments have the ability to work with their employees and UAF HR to adjust contracts on a case-by-case basis.

— Briana Walters, senior business analyst, Office of Management and Budget