Sample Proposal for the Employer
As a business that fully recognizes the benefits of creating a work-life balance, reducing worker distractions, and promoting green initiatives, this flextime policy is established as part of the strategic initiative to increase productivity, lower absenteeism, and increase employee retention. A recent internal employee survey confirmed that 95 percent of current workers strongly support a flextime policy and have expressed their unequivocal commitment to take the necessary steps to make the flextime policy reach its intended goals.
Flextime Policy for Increasing Productivity and Employee Retention
1. Each full-time employee shall submit a flextime proposal to their supervisor that shall contain the following information:
- A request for consideration of one of the approved flextime options as follows:
5 Day Week Schedule with 1/2 Hour Lunch
1. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
2. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
5. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
6. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4 Day Week Schedule with 1/2 Hour Lunch
1. Mon-Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2. Tues-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3. Mon-Wed and Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- A statement of the impact of the flextime request on the employee's area of operations. The impact statement shall address whether a contingency plan or cross-training will be needed to continue existing levels of service.
2. In situations where there are multiple requests for the same flextime period that cannot be resolved with cross-training or job sharing alternatives, the selection of the requested flextime shall be awarded to the employee with the most seniority.
3. Flextime for full-time employees must be adjusted to ensure that areas are covered by employees during normal working hours when other staff is on vacation, sick, or otherwise absent. Normal working hours are between 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. and all areas must be covered during these hours.
4. Managers shall adjust schedules to ensure that time for collaboration and meetings among team members is available.
5. The policy will be effective immediately upon approval by the employer and will be subject to periodic review and revision.