Before you can calculate days worked for an employee, you must first establish, by board resolution or contract, the number of hours that constitute a standard work day (SWD) for each position. Use our Standard Work Day Resolution for Employees form (RS2418). (Here is an example.) SWDs can be as few as six hours per day (for Tiers 2 through 6) or as many as eight. They represent the amount of time per day a full-time employee in that title would be required to work. You must establish a SWD for each employee title (e.g., clerks, bus drivers, etc.), even if you only have part-time employees in that title or the title is vacant.
You may establish different SWDs for different positions. For example, all laborers may have an eight-hour SWD, all clerical workers seven and one-half hours and all elected officials six hours. You may also establish several SWDs for the same title if the job duties vary significantly.
Your governing board also establishes standard work days for your elected and appointed officials and reports them by adopting a resolution. Use our Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Elected and Appointed Officials form (RS2417-A). (Here is an example.)
For more information, including how to submit a resolution, visit our Reporting Elected and Appointed Officials presentation.