Alternate work schedules shift the timing of employee commute trips or enable employees to work the same number of hours per week in fewer days.

Compressed Work Week

  • The 9/80 allows employees to work 80 hours over 2 weeks consisting of eight 9-hour days, one 8-hour day and one day off
  • A 4/40 allows employees to work a 40-hour week of four 10-hour days and one day off per week
  • A 3/36 allows employees to work a 36-hour week of three 12-hour days and two days off per week


  • Allows employees greater flexibility in their daily start and end times to accommodate commuting schedules or personal commitments
  • Example: If regular office hours are 9AM to 5PM, employees can flex their hours to 8AM to 4PM, creating a new regular work schedule.


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