The report summarizes the final evaluation of the Staggered Hours Demonstration which involved approximately 11,000 Ontario public servants. The assumption that staggered hours would reduce and distribute the peak loading of transportation facilities over a longer period of time was confirmed. The peak distribution shifted from the period between 8:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. to the period between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. The employees use of car pools increased slightly. One-third of employees reported that their travel time had been shortened and approximately the same number described their travel time as more comfortable and convenient. 91 percent of employees expressed a favourable overall reaction. A more favorable response was shown by employees travelling during off-peak travel periods compared with those travelling during peak periods. Work conditions remained generally the same for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees. Both groups reported significant improvements in specific areas of the work environment. Non-supervisory employees reported a significant improvement in quiet time as well as staff independence, punctuality and absenteeism. A few supervisor felt they were working longer hours. The final evaluation indicated that the Staggered Hours Demonstration Project has been highly successful. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    Research and Development Branch, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3M 1J8
  • Authors:
    • Greenberg, A M
    • Wright, D M
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR 198 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM