Alternative Work Schedules

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Alternative Work Schedules Introduction Alternative work schedules are any of a wide array of work structures that alters the time and/or place that work gets done on a regular basis. These arrangements include flexibility in the scheduling of hours worked such as flex time and compressed work weeks, and arrangements regarding shift and break schedules, the amount of hours worked such as part time and job sharing, and the place of work such as working at home or a satellite location. Flextime schedules are based on a worker's needs set within an approved set of parameters. For example a worker must might be required to worker a core number of hours such as 10:00 am to 2:00 pm daily but have the capacity to adjust arrival and departure times or work from a set time on certain days such as Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and another set time on Tuesday and Thursday. Another scenario might have the number of hours defined, however the start and end times may vary on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. A worker may have the ability to work longer hours on one day to compensate for shorter hours on another, or work nights in order to better meet client's needs. These arrangements may be modified to include situation where the worker is working, but not present at the work site such as telecommuting for some portion of the week. In a compressed time workweek workers work the full time but in less than the traditional five day work week by increasing daily hours worked.

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