When is a Compressed Workweek Appropriate?

Compressed workweeks are appropriate during non-peak period or when there is adequate staff coverage to ensure customer services levels are not impaired as a result of the arrangement. Generally, this Flexible Work Arrangement option is more appropriate for nonexempt staff. However, exempt employees are also eligible to participate in a compressed schedule. The primary considerations are:

  1. Ensuring adequate staff coverage
  2. Maintaining level of service
  3. Minimizing costs