Alternate Work Schedules: Experience of Federal Agencies
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1994 - 62 pages
A review of the extent to which selected Federal agencies are allowing employees to use alternate work schedules (AWS). Discussed AWS issues with personnel officials of 59 organizations in 9 Federal departments and agencies. Charts and tables.
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24 credit hours 4/10 compressed schedules 5-4/9 compressed schedule 59 Federal Organizations 8-hour day According Administration agency official area office arrival and departure Audie L AWS Policies aws program Bureau cemeteries compressed schedule program compressed work schedules daily arrival earn credit hours employed approximately employees could select employees eligible employees nationwide employees to vary employees were allowed fhwa field offices flexible and compressed flexible band flexible work schedules flexitour program flexitour schedules Gliding schedule 5-4/9 gliding schedule program headquarters employees headquarters offices hours Most employees hours were 9:30 Kelly AFB maxiflex schedules maximum of 24 medical center Minerals Management Service nhtsa nonunion employees nonworkday number of employees nursing operating participate in aws percent Policies and Practices Practices in 59 rspa San Francisco regional schedule flexibility schedule with credit select their arrival supervisory approval traditional schedules U.S. Geological Survey units vary their daily workday workweek
Page 13 - If you have any questions about this report, please call me on (202) 512-2928. Nancy
Page 2 - 3 The Changing Workforce: Comparison of Federal and Nonfederal Work/Family Programs and Approaches (GAO/GGD-92-84, Apr. 23,1992).
Page 1 - (PL 99-196), federal agencies can allow employees the flexibility to vary their daily arrival and departure times and, under some options, to vary the length of their workday or workweek. In all cases, full-time employees are required to work 80 hours each biweekly pay period, unless on approved leave.
Page 59 - Most employees eligible for both programs. All employees eligible; however, credit hours option seldom used. Most employees eligible. Most employees eligible. Up to 15 percent of employees could participate agencywide. Only two groups authorized to use compressed schedule. Most employees eligible. Only one office authorized to use compressed schedules. All employees eligible. (continued]
Page 52 - compressed schedule since 1986. Of 43 employees, 18 worked compressed schedules. To ensure continuity of work, no more than four employees should be off on the same day. However, the official acknowledged that the cemetery sometimes experienced problems doing its work on days when greater numbers of employees were away. VBA
Page 59 - AWS Availability/limitations Most employees eligible. Members of one union chose not to participate in the gliding schedule with credit hours plan. Some units allowed gliding schedules; some allowed compressed; and some did not allow AWS schedules. Most employees eligible for both programs. Most employees eligible for both programs. Most employees eligible. Most employees eligible for all programs.
Page 19 - AWS Policies and Practices in 59 Federal Organizations Department of the Air Force Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Lackland AFB The following describes the AWS policies and practices we found in our visits to the 59 organizations included in our review. Individual organizations are discussed in alphabetical order under the department or agency of which they are
Page 58 - As of September 1993 Organizations SSA Kansas City regional office DOI/headquarters BIA BLM/headquarters AWS Policies and Practices in 59 Federal Organizations Types allowed AWS programs Credit hours* Flexitour, gliding schedule 5-4/9, 4/10 24 hours (Teleservice centers employees earn 20 credit hours.) Flexitour, gliding schedule None Maxiflex 10 hours
Page 8 - AWS programs, such as maxiflex, or had several work schedule options available to employees generally said they had managers who were interested in a family-friendly environment In contrast, the officials from organizations that had more restrictive AWS programs often told us they had "old