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Alternative Work Schedules
Telecommuting
Telecommuting is the act of working from one’s home while linked to his or her employer through the telephone and/or computer. Telecommuting saves employees the time and stress of a normal commute in traffic, as well as gasoline money and wear and tear on their cars. It saves employers the cost of additional parking places and office space and can improve work quality and production by increasing employees’ concentration on work and decreasing their distractions.

Flextime
Flextime is the practice of allowing employees to set an alternate work schedule (e.g., 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.). Such scheduling is often used to accommodate family or other employee needs such as class times. The improved morale it often brings can improve employee productivity. Flextime also reduces traffic congestion, which helps improve air quality as cars are not idling bumper-to-bumper in rush hour traffic. This in turn provides added benefits to the employee of reducing commuting times, money spent on gasoline, and the stresses associated with heavy traffic.

Compressed Work Week
A compressed work week is one in which an employee works the regular number of hours in a week (e.g., 40 hours) in fewer than normal days (e.g., four instead of five days). This type of scheduling, like flextime, is often used to accommodate family or other employee needs. As with flextime, the improved morale a compressed work week often brings can improve employee productivity. A compressed work week also reduces traffic congestion, which helps improve air quality as cars are not idling bumper-to-bumper in rush hour traffic. This in turn provides added benefits to the employee of reducing commuting times, money spent on gasoline, and the stresses associated with heavy traffic.

May We Assist You?
AACOG’s Commute Solutions staff is available to assist employees and employers in implementing a telecommuting, flextime, or compressed work week program for regional businesses and organizations. For more information, contact Annette Prosterman at (210) 362-5213.