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Attendance Policy
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Attendance Policy
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I. D-1
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To declare PMU guidelines with regards to PMU Employees Attendance and ensure uniform interpretation and application of this policy.


The PMU work schedules are designed to effectively and efficiently meet the operational requirements for the University programs and services.  In so doing, PMU will ensure that its operations satisfy the relevant laws and regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Normal Work Schedule

The normal work schedule for employees will be forty (40) hours per week. The PMU service hours are 0800 to 1600, Sunday through Thursday where the prayer and lunch break is from 1200 to 1230.   

Ramadan Work Schedule

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, hours of work for Muslim employees will not exceed six (6) hours daily. For non-Muslims, work schedules will be subject to PMU operational requirements and will be determined through an administrative decision each year by the Rector.

Pay System

All PMU employees are paid for time worked and the salary payments are based on an exception-based system; that is, employees are assumed to be present and working unless otherwise reported by the departments.  Employees are required to either apply for absences in advance; for example, vacation leave or to report absences upon return to work; for example, a sick leave. All absences or leaves are to be requested or reported on the forms provided by the Human Resources Department.  Each Dean or Director is responsible for ensuring that forms are processed for all employee absences in their area of responsibility.  Unauthorized absences will be treated as leaves without pay and will be deducted from the employees’ salaries.

Normally, employees’ salaries will be deposited in their bank accounts at the end of each month.  For new employee's (Saudi and local Staff), first salary payment may be processed by check where a bank account has not yet been established.  International expatriate employees’ initial salary payments will be processed by checks until they are eligible to open a bank account.  An Iqama is normally required to open a bank account