||Emergencies, Staffing Shortages, or Temporary Scheduling
During emergencies, staffing shortages, or other temporary situations, a supervisor may require an employee to work different work days or a different shift without advance notice. Although no formal notice is required for such short-term changes, supervisors should give employees as much notice as possible.
If an employee cannot comply with a short-term change in schedule, he or she should discuss the situation with the supervisor. If the employee has a valid reason for not complying, the supervisor should consider other means to meet the temporary requirement. Unresolved problems should be referred to the department head.
Changes in Normal Schedule
Managers and supervisors may change an employee's normal work day and work shift to meet the needs of the department. The employee will be given at least two weeks written notice of any changes. Supervisors are encouraged to be sensitive to an employee's personal situation (child care arrangements, transportation, family life, etc.) when making changes to established schedules.
If an employee requests a change to his/her normal schedule, the supervisor should consider the individual's request based on the operational needs of the department.