CSUB moves to summer operating hours

June 16, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

California State University, Bakersfield and the CSUB Antelope Valley Center will move to a compressed summer operating schedule beginning July 7 through August 29, with most facilities closing on Fridays. The majority of offices on campus will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The exception to this schedule will be the week of July 28 August 1 when the campuses will operate on a normal 8-hour, Monday Friday schedule to comply with applicable labor laws.

As in past summers, this schedule enables the university to realize substantial budget savings by reducing energy consumption. University officials indicated the expected energy savings from the compressed work schedules to be approximately $48,700.

"The cost savings are especially important this year as we anticipate state budget reductions," said President Horace Mitchell. "Additionally, given the significant rise in gasoline prices, the compressed work week will allow us to join with employers across the nation in helping employees save on commute costs."

Summer school courses will not be impacted by the compressed operating schedule as no classes have been scheduled on Fridays.