The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees (BOT) recently approved a four-day work week for FAMU employees starting May 29 and ending August 7.
The motion was approved by the FAMU-BOT during a call-in meeting on April 22.
The four-day work week calls for all FAMU employees to be on-duty from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Monday through Thursday. This measure will give FAMU an opportunity to save approximately $300,000 in utilities.
FAMU administrators believe the new work week for the summer will raise the morale among FAMU employees during these hard economic times.
“This is just one of the many measures we have put in place in reaction to the dwindling economy,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “We must continue to remain positive during these times and encourage our stellar faculty and staff members to do the same. We hope that we can accomplish this through the four-day work week.”