ERIC Number: EJ799853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Are Your IT Staff Working Too Hard?
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n2 p7-9 2008
How do IT managers protect their staff from working excessively long hours? To begin addressing the problem of overworked staff, IT managers should educate themselves about legal regulations governing time spent at work. Failure to meet such requirements can expose a university to potentially expensive and embarrassing lawsuits. In this article, the author discusses how tackling the problems behind excessive overtime prevents legal problems, staff turnover, and user dissatisfaction with the IT department staff. The author also provides suggestions on how network administrators and other computing staff help themselves break the overwork pattern.
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Information Technology, Working Hours, Computer Networks, Labor Turnover, Labor Legislation, User Satisfaction (Information), School Personnel, Universities, Administrators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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