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Work Schedule

Business Hours

Your particular hours of work and the scheduling of your meal period will be determined and assigned by your supervisor. Most employees in the District offices are assigned to work a regularly-scheduled work week and are required to take an unpaid lunch period.

Albuquerque Public Schools does not permit working from home (telecommuting) except in infrequent, singular circumstances. All instances of telecommuting must be authorized in advance by both the department director and appropriate Executive Director/Superintendent.

Should you have any questions concerning your work schedule, please ask your supervisor.

Absence or Lateness

If you are unable to report to work, or if you will arrive late, contact your supervisor immediately. If you know in advance that you will be absent, you must request this time off directly from your supervisor. A consistent pattern of absences can be considered excessive. In addition, excessive lateness or leaving early may carry the same weight as an absence. Other factors, like the degree and reason for the absences or lateness, will be taken into consideration. Unauthorized or excessive absences, lateness, or leaving early may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination/discharge.

Holidays

Full-time employees and part-time employees on a pro-rated basis may receive paid time off for holidays recognized by APS which include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Vernal Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

All national holidays are scheduled on the day designated by common business practice. In order to qualify for holiday pay, you must be paid for the scheduled workday immediately before and after the holiday. If a holiday occurs during your scheduled vacation, you are eligible for the paid holiday. You are not eligible to receive a paid holiday when you are on an unpaid leave of absence.

Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions

The best resource for information on school delays and closings is the APS website at ww2.aps.edu. Information will also be available through Facebook , Twitter , local media, and through SchoolMessenger notifications.

Reporting times for APS employees during severe weather conditions varies depending on contract and work site. The following information outlines reporting times for employees on days when schools are delayed, released early or closed.

School and Administration Office Closings

If schools and administrative offices are closed, employees contracted to work 248 or more days a year shall take eight hours of annual or personal leave.

School Closings (Administration Offices Open)

If schools are closed for students, but administrative offices remain open:

  • Custodial staff and clerical staff contracted to work 248 days or more a year are expected to report for duty at their schools as close to their regular schedule as safely possible.
  • All district administrative and support personnel are expected to report for duty as close their regular schedule as safely possible. This allows a maximum delay of two hours. Arriving late to work is only acceptable when severe weather causes hazardous driving conditions, not due to mechanical issues caused by cold weather.

If an employee does not report to work, she/he shall take eight hours of annual leave or one personal leave day.

Abbreviated Days (2-Hour Delay)

If schools are on a two-hour delay:

  • All employees (school based and non-school based) are expected to report for duty as close to their regular report time as is safely possible. This allows a maximum delay of two hours. Arriving late to work is only acceptable when severe weather causes hazardous driving conditions, not due to mechanical issues caused by cold weather.
  • If an employee does not report to work, she/he shall -take eight hours of annual leave or one personal leave day.

Early Dismissals

If administrative offices are dismissed early:

  • There will be no loss of pay or leave for those employees who reported to work.
  • If an employee does not report to work, she/he shall take eight hours of annual leave or one personal leave day.

If schools are dismissed early:

  • School-based staffs are also dismissed after the last student is picked up, since the school will be locked up. This includes the principal, custodial staff , and clerical staff. There will be no loss of pay or leave for those employees who reported to work.
  • All district administrative and support personnel are expected to remain on duty at their work locations until their regular release time.

Building Access by Employees

District buildings will customarily be opened, closed, and secured only by the designated building manager, assigned custodian or another district employee specifically designated to perform those functions. The building manager may allow other employees to apply for access privileges and building keys under certain circumstances that are beneficial to the district and or the operation of the building in question District employees shall not give building keys to an outside organization or person not employed by the district. Any employee granted access privileges is required to enforce and abide by all district policies and procedural directives  regarding the use of the building and any equipment therein. View the Board Policy>> View the Procedural Directives>>

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