Texas Southern University Proposes a Four-Day Summer Work Week for Staff

Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, has a plan to institute a four-day work week during the summer months in an effort to reduce expenses. The university is proposing a Tuesday through Friday schedule for most university staff members. Employees would work from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If the plan is approved the university would consolidate instruction to four academic buildings instead of the 17 classroom buildings in use for the spring and fall semesters. This consolidation would significantly reduce the university’s utility bills for electricity, natural gas, and water.

Overall, the proposed changes would save the university nearly $13,000 a day or more than $467,000 for the summer session.

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