ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULES

Organizational productivity should increase significantly with the 4 day/40 hour week strategy. Start up and shut down times could be reduced by 20%; and with equipment operating 50 hours per week instead of the traditional 40, capital costs may be also be reduced. With the staggered hours--a fixed eight hour/day schedule within a range of starting times--and flextime--a variable time eight hour work day within a range of starting times--strategies, transit scheduling would be more difficult because of inability to predict workers' commuting times. Flextime may not work for production line situations, and it creates a problem in monitoring employees. Chapter Two lists contacts for information about alternative work schedule programs, and it lists several current programs. Chapter Three contains an annotated bibliography of alternative work schedule programs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Technology, Incorporated

    1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM