“How do I use Snap Schedule to implement a three-day-work-week schedule?”

The model for the three day work week, as defined by U.S. Office of Personnel Management, requires a full-time employee to work 13 hours and 20 minutes a day, 40 hours a week, and 80 hours a biweekly pay period. In this work schedule, there are two groups of employees. Group A is on duty Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Group B is on duty Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

As an example, we’ll set up two teams, each one has two employees. Team A will work the M-T-W shift and team B will work the T-F-S shift. Each shift is 13 hours and 20 minutes, starting at 6:00 am.

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To create a schedule file using Snap Schedule, follow these steps:

  • Create a new schedule from scratch ( click here to see the video tutorial).
  • Create 4 employees and 2 teams. Assign two employee to each team.
  • Create the M-T-W shift and set it to start at 6:00 am and end at 7:20 pm.
  • Create the T-F-S shift and set it to start at 6:00 am and end at 7:20 pm.
  • Using the Manage Shift Patterns command, create a new shift pattern table as shown below.
     Three-Day-Work-Week Compressed Work Schedule Shift Patterns
  • Using the Manage Schedule Plan, create a new schedule plan as shown below.

     Three-Day-Work-Week Compressed Work Week schedule plan

  • To generate employee schedules from this plan, click on the Generate Schedule button and follow the on-screen instructions. Once completed, review the schedule assignments and make adjustments as required. Use Snap Schedule to manage vacations, holidays, time offs, and to print and distribute work schedules.
    Sample work schedule printout

Click here to download the schedule file (2.5 MB) for this example. Once downloaded, use Snap Schedule to open the file and make changes as required.