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HQPR 3600.1
Effective Date: September 20, 2010
Expiration Date: September 20, 2022
Responsible Office: LM
Hours of Duty
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Table of Contents | Preface | Chapter1 | Chapter2 | Chapter3 | Chapter4 | Chapter5 | Chapter6 | Chapter7 | AppendixA | AppendixB | AppendixC | AppendixD | AppendixE

CHAPTER 4. Standard Tour

4.1 Basic Workweek

4.1.1 For a full-time employee, the basic workweek is 40 hours per week, worked over 5 workdays, 8 hours per day. 4.1.2 For a part-time employee, the basic workweek is the number of hours regularly scheduled to work in a workweek, as stated on his/her Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action.

4.2 Basic Work Requirements

a. The tour of duty is 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday, which includes a mandatory 30-minute lunch period each scheduled day. An employee may choose a 45-minute or 60-minute lunch period, but should adjust his/her departure time based on the lunch period selected.

b. Once selected, the arrival and departure times and the selected unpaid lunch period are fixed, not flexible. The arrival and departure time is the same each workday.

c. An employee shall be present during the scheduled hours and days or otherwise be accounted for by leave or other approved absence, except during lunch periods.

d. Leave should be taken for a late arrival or early departure from work.

e. Ineligible for glide time, flexilunch, credit hours, or non-workdays.

4.3 Modifications to Schedule

4.3.1 Once the schedule is approved, the Standard tour becomes the normal tour of duty and is a fixed schedule. There is no flexibility in the arrival and departure time or unpaid lunch period on any day during the pay period once fixed.

4.4 Holidays

4.4.1 A full-time employee is entitled to 8 hours of basic pay for holidays established by Federal Statute or a day excused by Executive Order, unless otherwise defined in the Executive Order.

4.4.2 A part-time employee is entitled to pay for the number of hours scheduled for the day that is designated as a holiday, not to exceed 8 hours.

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