The County supports alternative or non-traditional work schedules that provide flexibility to the employees, as long as such schedules do not negatively impact service delivery or coverage. Examples of schedules include 5/8, 4/10, 9/80, teleworking, voluntary time off, and flexible hours. When considering scheduling, the Department considers maintenance or enhancement of service levels, extension of office hours, and how scheduling effects the level of service to the public. Availability of alternate schedules can vary from department to department, and from position to position.
Because of the variety of possible schedules, start/end times as well as meal breaks times/length can vary. All full-time workers are allowed two fifteen-minute rest breaks prior to and after the mid-shift meal break. At times, circumstances may prevent an employee from taking a rest break, however rest breaks can not be accumulated if they are not taken.