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LC control 85062533
Topical headingFlextime
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Variant(s)Alternative work schedules
Flexible hours of labor
Flexible work hours
Hours of labor, Flexible
Variable work hours
Work hours, Flexible
Work hours, Variable
See alsoFlexible work arrangements
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Four-day week
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Scope noteHere are entered works on arrangements by which employees can determine their daily arrival and departure times, providing they work a certain number of hours. Works on work arrangements that vary from the standard five-day, forty-hour week spent in a traditional office or workplace are entered under Flexible work arrangements.
Subject example tracingNote under Flexible work arrangements
Found inHandbook on alternative work schedules via U.S. Office of Personnel Management's web site, Nov. 14, 2008.
Wiley dictionary of economics, 1995, via Credo reference, Nov. 14, 2008 (flextime: A worker has the option to come to work and leave as he or she wishes provided a minimum total hours is maintained)
Capstone encyclopedia of business, 2003, via Credo reference, Nov. 14, 2008: flexible working (includes flextime)
Dictionary of business, 2006 (flexitime: A system where employees can start or stop work at different hours of the morning or evening, provided that they work a certain number of hours per day or week; aka flexible working hours; another U.S. term is flextime)
Wikipedia, Nov. 14, 2008 (Flextime or flexitime, flexi-time; variable work schedule, in contrast to traditional work arrangements requiring employees to work a standard 9am to 5pm day)
Google, Nov. 14, 2008 (flextime: 638,000 hits; flexitime: 288,000 hits; flexible work hours: 156,000 hits; alternative work schedule: 51,000 hits; variable work schedule: 4,710 hits)
Business: the ultimate resource, c2002: p. 358 (flexible working practices ... any variation in working hours from the standard nine-to-five working day. The key variants are flextime, which may include a compressed work week, job-sharing, part time employment, comp time, and sabbaticals)