Alternative Work Schedules

Support Work Schedule Alternatives

Employer-sponsored flextime and telecommuting can help reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and crowding on Metro during peak commuting times.

What are Work Schedule Alternatives?

The most common time-management options for employers are variable work hours also called flextime and compressed work week schedules. Flextime programs, in which employees are given the option of adjusting their arrival and departure times, are proven ways to reduce congestion at peak travel times. Compressed work schedules (such as a four-day, 40 hour work week) can eliminate commuting altogether one day a week for many employees. Companies with such programs report less absenteeism, fewer late employees, and less use of sick leave.

Advantages of Flextime and Compressed Work Schedules

  • Changes can be implemented company-wide or by department
  • Increased coverage for companies that communicate across time zones or whose customers require extended hours
  • Employees travel to and from work with less stress during off-peak hours
  • Less use of leave time due to greater flexibility in planning personal and medical appointments
  • Increases employee morale
  • Employees can choose to work during their most productive hours (flextime)
  • Reduces spot congestion at work site entrances

How Commuter Connections Can Help Your Company

  • Identify job types best suited to alternative work schedules
  • Advise on issues related to schedule changes (legal, union contracts, etc.)
  • Survey employees and managers for planning input
  • Recommend program policies and procedures
  • Develop pilot program and evaluate results

If you’re interested in setting up a flexible or compressed work schedule, Commuter Connections can help. Use our Employer Services Request Form or call us at 1-800-745-RIDE.