Below are several examples of ways VR time can be used. They are not intended to be restrictive. Combinations and variations should be considered for an employee's individualized schedule.
A 10 percent reduction on a 37 ½ hour per week schedule could produce a work week of 5 days at 6 3/4 hours each.
A 20 percent reduction on a 37 ½ hour per week schedule could produce a work week of 5 days at 6 hours each.
A 10 percent reduction could produce a 4 ½ day work week.
A 10 percent reduction could produce a work week of 3 days at 8 ½ hours plus a fourth day of 8 1/4 hours on a 37 ½ hour work week; or 4 days of 9 hours each on a 40 hour work week.
A 20 percent reduction could produce a 4 day work week with no change in the length of the work day.
A 20 percent reduction could produce a 3 day work week at 10 hours per day on a 37 ½ hour work week; or 10 2/3 hours per day on a 40 hour work week.
Block of Time (or extended vacation)
With a 20 percent reduction for 10 payroll periods, an employee can accumulate VR time to take off a month. By working the normal full schedule for 10 pay periods and banking VR time earned, an employee could take off 2 pay periods (a month). The employee would receive a paycheck representing a 20 percent reduction in pay for each of the 10 payroll periods. At the end of the agreement period, employee returns to normal work schedule and salary.
(earn 2 days VR time per pay period x 10 = 20 days)
(20 days ÷ 10 = 2 pay periods or 4 weeks off)
A 10 percent reduction produces 1 full day of VR time for each pay period, which could be taken intermittently in the same manner as annual leave.