FLEXIBLE WORK HOURS EXPERIMENT AT THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

An eight-month study of th eimpact of flexible hours on transportation patterns, office operations and employee attitudes is reported, which attempted to determine whether such hours had potential for relieving peak hour transportation congestion if adopted on a broad scale, and also determine if individuals on flexible hours change their travel mode and patterns. The evaluation techniques used included "before and after" transportation counts, analysis of time forms which record the time of arrival and departure from work, attitude questionnaires, and personal interviews. The study indicates that absenteeism and overtime rates were unchanged, that employees used the flexibility with responsibility, and reactions on "getting in touch" with people outside the organization varied. Some 84 percent of the employees favored flexible work hours and 4 percent were unfaborable. Most participants reported no change in their home life while 47 percent reported they were more satisfied with their job on flexible hours.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preparation of this report financed in part through a grant Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10003-1604
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM