Work Hours

Regular workweek

Most College departments work during normal business hours, Monday through Friday; however, some departments such as Security, Facilities Management and Student Life must work different schedules in order to provide continuous service to the College campus and the Berea community.

Regular work day

Normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. One hour without pay is allotted for lunch.  An employee may take two paid, fifteen-minute breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. If an employee chooses not to take a break, this time does not accrue and may not be used at a later time or date. Breaks and lunch hours must be scheduled to ensure all departments are able to continue business or receive calls during all normal business hours. Many departments close from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. and the lunch hour is designated for the staff of these departments.

Alterations in Schedules

 Daily and weekly work schedules may be changed from time to time to meet the College's varying needs. 


Overtime will be necessary on occasion for non-exempt employees, but must always have the prior approval of your department manager or supervisor. Any unauthorized overtime will be paid, however, an employee may be subject to disciplinary action for working the unauthorized time. For overtime work, non-exempt hourly employees receive one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for (1) each hour of work in excess of 40 hours worked in a given work week or (2) each hour of work on the seventh consecutive workday within any week unless (a) the employee did not work more than forty (40) hours during the work week. For this purpose, the workweek is deemed to begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning and conclude at 12:00 P.M., on the following Saturday. Exempt employees are required to work as necessary to meet expected levels of performance.