The Adams administration has announced a pilot program for city employees represented by DC 37. Together with the union and the administration, the option to work a four-day week will be open to staffers who are not eligible for current remote arrangements. The number of hours required will be the same, and they will be allowed to alternate between four and five hour work-weeks. Last June, a telework agreement was negotiated by the union where eligible employees could work from home two days a week; currently, about 20,000 DC 37 members take advantage of that program. Now, the flexible-work committee will determine which other titles can participate in the new “compressed workweek.” City officials say severe understaffing was part of what led to this effort to attract and retain workers.
Read the full story by Crystal Lewis for The Chief-Leader, published, here: https://www.thechiefleader.com/stories/4-day-workweeks-on-the-schedule-for-dc-37-members,51795