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Six-Month Results for the Kelly Air Force Base Compressed Work Week Survey

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Interim technical rept. Mar-Aug 1992

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The Armstrong Laboratory, Sustained Operations Branch. ALCFTO, was requested by the San. Antonio Air Logistics Center, Human Resources Center SA- ALCHRC at Kelly AFB, TX, in May 1991 to evaluate worker attitudes during a trial transition from an 8-hour per day, 5-day work week to a 10-hour per day, 4-day work week. The trial period for this Compressed Work Schedule CWS began September-October of 1991. Results of responses to the first 30 days of the trial period were reported by investigators from ALCFTO in AL-TR-1992-0034. The 6-month results were collected between March and May 1992, and there were 2,213 surveys collected, of which 2,058 were acceptable for statistical analysis. Overall, 72 of the workers indicated a preference for the CWS and 6 had no preference. However, 22 of those surveyed preferred their previous schedule of 8 hours per day during a 5-day work week. The intent of this 6-month report, and the previous 30-day and the 1-year report to follow, is to explore the social impact of the CWS and the demographic characteristics of those who preferred and those who did not prefer the CWS. Although the majority consistently favored the CWS, certain characteristics, not necessarily inclusive, emerged for those who did not. For example, certain directorates, older employees over 10 years in service at Kelly AFB, evening or night shift workers, those with dependent adults at home, and those who use public transportation to get to work were demographic groupings that expressed less preference for the CWS than other groupings.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Mechanics

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