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Ideas That Work: Tuesday - Monday Pay Period
Make This Simple Switch in Your Work Week
OSD Staff
Publish Date: September 3, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
pay period calendar OVERTIME HOURS A simple switch in your pay period could cut overtime hours.

Tuesday - Monday Pay Period
Make This Simple Switch in Your Work Week

Want to cut your staffing costs? Simply change your pay period from a traditional Monday through Friday to a Tuesday through Monday. The trouble with a Monday-Friday pay period is that Mondays tend to be slow, while it's not unusual for staff to work 10-plus hours on Fridays. This can wreak havoc on your staffing costs. When the pay period starts on a Monday, staff want to work a full day to ensure they hit 40 hours a week. By the time Friday rolls around, some of our your staff have already worked 35 hours and are in for a long day.

A Tuesday-Monday pay period makes a big difference. After a busy Thursday and Friday in the OR, staff can come in on a Monday knowing they can head home when their cases are finished, without sacrificing their 40 hours. Our employees appreciate having a short day that doesn't affect their paycheck, and we like that paying overtime to our 60 employees across 2 centers is exceedingly rare.

Carol Trokanski, RN, BSN, LHRM, CASC
Pediatric Surgery Centers
Odessa, Fla.
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