SEC. 25-1-98. Opening and staffing of state offices.
In addition to any other times required by statute, all state offices shall be open and staffed for the normal conduct of business from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays as set forth in section 3-3-7. The governor may designate certain state offices and institutions as providers of essential services and require that they be open and staffed on legal holidays. Employees required to work on legal holidays shall earn compensatory leave under the provisions of section 25-3-92. No employee shall receive additional vacation or sick leave benefits for working on a legal holiday, nor shall this section be construed to authorize any additional compensation as an alternative to the accrual of compensatory leave except as specifically provided for in a legislative appropriation. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to limit the hours of operation of any agency or to abrogate any action taken during hours other than those stated, nor shall these provisions apply to any offices that do not customarily stay open five (5) days a week. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the military department of the state of Mississippi or to the armories, field training sites, air bases or other installations of the Mississippi National Guard.
A workday for a state employee in a full-time employment position shall be eight (8) hours in duration at a minimum exclusive of time off for meals. The appointing authority shall develop work schedules which ensure that each full-time employee works a full workday and shall provide the state auditor with a copy of the regular work schedule of the appointing authority.
SOURCES: Laws, 1975, ch. 486, Sec. 2; 1981, ch. 504, Sec. 1; 1983, ch. 500, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1983.