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Analysis of Alternative Work Schedules

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The 2009 General Appropriations Act (Tex. SB. 1, Art. 1, Rider 15) directed the Texas Comptroller’s office to conduct a study on the establishment of a four-day, 40-hour workweek for state employees.

Rider 15 required this office to consider:

  • other jurisdictions’ experience with four-day workweeks;
  • the expansion of existing variable work arrangements for state employees; and
  • the potential environmental, financial and health benefits of a four-day workweek.

In conducting this study, we surveyed Texas state agencies, Texas higher education institutions, other state and local governments and private companies. We also worked closely with various state agencies to collect utility data we used to assess potential financial and environmental impacts.

I hope you find this report helpful.

Sincerely,

Susan Combs

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