24.3 Compressed Work Week

(Amended 7/1/21)

Compressed work week refers to practices such as:

  1. a full work week that is condensed into fewer than five days; or
  2. two full-time work weeks compressed into nine or nine and one-half days.1


1. Consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt staff receive time and a half for work over 40 hours in a work week. Hence the work arrangement cannot alter a non-exempt schedule in a manner that causes overtime to occur. Although it is permissible, with the supervisor's approval, for a non-exempt staff member to alter when the 40 hours are worked during the work week, staff cannot "bank" overtime hours worked in one work week for use as time off in a future work week.