Greener Commute / Commute Trip Reduction

Alternative Hours at Evergreen

Work Schedules

5/40 The traditional 5 day 40 hour work week, usually eight hours a day, Monday through Friday.
4/40 Work is scheduled over 4 days a week, taking one regularly scheduled flex day off each week.
9/80 Work is scheduled over a nine day work period as opposed to a ten day work period, taking a flex day off every second week.
5/40 Variation Work longer hours for four days, and work a half a day on Friday. Note that while this may suit ones lifestyle or TDY travel schedule, this doesn't eliminate a commute trip.
3/12 Work is scheduled over 3 days with 3 days off.

All alternative work arrangements must be agreed upon between the employee and his/her supervisor and approved by upper management.

Flex Time Policy

Flex Time is a policy allowing individuals some flexibility in choosing the time, but not the number, of their working hours. Flex time is defined as work hours that are an alternative to commencing at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. Core hours (hours that are not subject to flex time) are 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Employees may request flex time from the account manager at any time, but each unit will implement flex time on a quarter by quarter basis.

In determining whether to approve a flex time request, the supervisor must ensure that public service areas are adequately staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and that services can be delivered efficiently.

The Evergreen flex time policy covers all exempt and classified employees who are working in a public or community access unit. Other units may develop alternative schedules with the approval of the appointing authority and the director of employee relations.

If there are more requests for flex time than can be granted, a system of drawing lots and rotation will be instituted.