Chapter 15 : Work week and schedule
The Parties agree that postdoctoral fellows and researchers in charge should show flexibility in determining work schedules for research activities at the University.
The Parties recognize that this arrangement is mutually beneficial for researchers in charge and for postdoctoral fellows.
The normal work week is composed of thirty-five (35) hours.
A regular work week runs from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, after discussion and subject to the requirements arising from unit or research activities, a regular week can be different.
Postdoctoral fellows shall determine their work schedules on the basis of the nature and the needs of their research projects and the responsibilities they hold within their research teams.
Postdoctoral fellows shall keep the researcher in charge informed of their work schedules.
A postdoctoral fellow’s hours of work shall be averaged over a period agreed upon between the postdoctoral fellow and the researcher in charge.
In the event that an agreement cannot be reached with regard to averaging of hours, the window for such averaging shall be set at four (4) weeks, and the reference periods shall be as follows:
- Pay periods 1 and 2
- Pay periods 3 and 4
- Pay periods 5 and 6
- Pay periods 7 and 8
- Pay periods 9 and 10
- Pay periods 11 and 12
- Pay periods 13 and 14
- Pay periods 15 and 16
- Pay periods 17 and 18
- Pay periods 19 and 20
- Pay periods 21 and 22
- Pay periods 23 and 24
- Pay periods 25 and 26
If a postdoctoral fellow works more than 35 hours per week on average during the averaging period established in accordance with clause 15.04, compensation shall be provided for the hours thereby worked only if they have been carried out with the written authorization of the researcher in charge.
In that case, the researcher in charge and the postdoctoral fellow shall agree on a method of accounting for the hours worked.
Compensation for hours worked with the authorization of the researcher in charge in excess of 35 hours multiplied by the number of weeks of averaging shall be provided in the form of paid leave equivalent to
- times the hours worked in excess of 35 hours and up to 40 hours per week on average after averaging;
- times the hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week on average after averaging.
The researcher in charge and the postdoctoral fellow shall agree on the dates on which such paid leave is to be taken, respecting insofar as possible the postdoctoral fellow’s desire to take it in a timely manner.