Shortened workday schedules or heat days in lieu thereof for employees who have
traditionally enjoyed shortened workday schedules or heat days in lieu thereof shall begin
on July 1 and terminate on Labor Day. Employees who are entitled to receive heat days
in lieu of shortened workdays shall receive three (3) such days.
Shortened workday schedules and heat days in lieu thereof shall be abolished for
employees who work in air-conditioned facilities and for outdoor and field employees.
However, outdoor and field employees who traditionally enjoyed such benefits and who
are required to return to an office location before the end of the workday shall be entitled
to the same summer schedules enjoyed by office employees at such location on such day.
Outdoor and field employees include, but are not limited to, law enforcement personnel,
Traffic Enforcement Agents, Traffic Device Maintainers, Motor Vehicle Operators,
Inspectors, Engineers, Assessors, Appraisers, Investigators, Quality Control Specialists
and Public Health Nurses. Homemakers and employees in equivalent titles, who are
assigned to work in clients' homes which are not air-conditioned and who traditionally
enjoyed shortened workday schedules or heat days in lieu thereof, shall continue to be so
No shortened workday schedules or heat days in lieu thereof, shall be granted to any
employee until the employee has completed one year of service.
Employees who work shortened workday schedules as described in this Section are
entitled to the meal allowances set forth in Section 8 of Article IV, provided that such
employees work a minimum of three (3) hours beyond the shortened workday schedule.
An employee who qualifies for a meal allowance pursuant to this subsection shall not
count the first hour worked after the shortened workday schedule in computing the
amount of the meal allowance to which the employee is entitled.
Social Service Employees Union Local 371
817 Broadway, New York, NY 10003