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ERIC Number: ED294011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
"Creative" Work Schedules.
Blai, Boris
Many creative or flexible work scheduling options are becoming available to the many working parents, students, handicapped persons, elderly individuals, and others who are either unable or unwilling to work a customary 40-hour work week. These options may be broadly categorized as either restructured or reduced work time options. The three main restructured work time options are flextime (a work schedule that permits flexible starting and quitting times but still requires a standard number of hours within a given time period); compressed work weeks (full-time work schedules in fewer than five days each week); and telecommuting (an arrangement in which employees working off-site are electronically linked to an office via computer). The following are reduced work time options: permanent part-time (less than full-time employment that includes job security and all other rights available to full-time workers); job sharing (an arrangement in which two people voluntarily share the responsibilities of one full-time position, with salaries and benefits prorated); phased retirement (a program allowing workers to retire gradually over a period of years); leaves of absence (paid or unpaid authorized periods of time away from work without loss of employment rights); and voluntary reduced worktime programs (time-income trade-off arrangements allowing full-time employees to reduce their work hours for specified periods with a corresponding reduction in compensation). (An annotated bibliography of works dealing with these scheduling options is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A