Christi Pendolino

2022 Allegheny College Holiday and Flexible Work Arrangements

Allegheny College is committed to helping employees face the demands of juggling work, family and personal obligations. We are excited to announce updates to the College holiday schedule and the offering of several new work arrangement options to provide employees with increased flexibility with their work schedule while allowing Allegheny to maintain a progressive and productive work environment.

2022 Holiday Schedule
In addition to the five existing holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving), the College is adding 2 ½ holidays to this year’s schedule.

  • Monday, 6/20 — Juneteenth National Independence Day Observed
  • Wednesday, 11/23 — Day Before Thanksgiving (College previously closed at noon)
  • Monday, 1/16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Winter break will be Monday, 12/26 – Monday, 1/2.

Summer 2022
Summer brings the return of summer hours for the months of June and July. Standard summer business hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., with a one-half-hour lunch. New for this summer is the addition of the option of one remote work day per week.

Department managers are responsible for ensuring that offices are open and staffed in-person during all normal business hours. Therefore, employees are required to obtain manager approval for their remote work day and maintain the same schedule each week.

Academic Year 2022–2023
The College is excited to introduce a pilot program of work week options, beginning on August 1.

  • Option 1:  Standard work week of five 8-hour days
  • Option 2:  Compressed work week of four 9-hour days and one 4-hour day
  • Option 3:  Compressed work week of four 10-hour days

The additional option of one remote work day per week will still be available for employees.

Again, employees are required to obtain manager approval for their work schedule and maintain the same schedule each week so that departments and offices are open and staffed in person during normal business hours.

By offering alternative work scheduling, we will support employees in accomplishing work and personal goals while providing appropriate coverage for individual department operations. We recognize that some options may not be available for all employees. Please work with your manager to discuss your options.

Employee Self-Service

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to introduce Employee Self Service (ESS).  Employee Self Service is a web-based portal that provides employees with their pay and benefit information at their fingertips.  This online tool will enable employees to view real-time information to ensure the data is accurate and up to date.  In addition, ESS will replace WebAdvisor as the time entry system of record.  In addition, as a module within the Ellucian Colleague platform, ESS integrates with other modules within Colleague to increase efficiencies and streamline processes.  

Employees can access the Employee Self Service training manual here.  Please note that several tiles in Self Service have not yet been activated.  Therefore, at this initial point, the training manual may look somewhat different than what you see on our current site. 

Reasonable Accommodations

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual may qualify for a reasonable accommodation if they have “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities”. To discuss potential accommodations, please reach out to Jennifer Mangus, Director of Human Resources, at jmangus@allegheny.edu. After the initial discussion, employees will be asked to complete the reasonable accommodation form to move forward with the request process.

FFCRA Act

Please click here for information regarding the FFCRA Act and what it means to employee rights as it pertains to paid sick leave and expanded Family Medical Leave for COVID-19 related reasons.

CARES Act

For those employees who participate in the College’s Defined Contribution Plan:  please click here for information and options available to you as a result of the CARES Act.