National Sleep FoundationThe National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an organization in the United States based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.

Plain Language About Shift Work (PDF) A report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the hazards associated with shift and night work.

Flexible Schedules A flexible work schedule is an alternative to the traditional 9 to 5, 40-hour work week. It allows employees to vary their arrival and/or departure times. The Department of Labor has conducted numerous surveys and published articles and reports on the subject.

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A Look at the 12-Hour Shift: The Lincoln Police Department Study “Work schedules based on a 12-hour shift are not yet commonplace in the law enforcement profession, but it is not hard to find agencies that have implemented them. The pros and cons of this scheduling alternative are often a matter of speculation for law enforcement executives looking for different ways to deploy scarce resources. This article offers a more objective look at 12-hour shifts based on a number of measures, including officer satisfaction, overtime, sick leave use, and employee performance measures.”