The 2-2 3-2 2-3 rotating shift schedule uses 4 teams (crews) and 2 twelve-hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. It consists of a 4-week cycle where each team works 2 consecutive day shifts, followed by 2 days off duty, works 3 consecutive day shifts, followed by 2 days off duty, works 2 consecutive day shifts, followed by 3 days off duty, 2 consecutive night shifts, followed by 2 days off duty, works 3 consecutive night shifts, followed by 2 days off duty, works 2 consecutive night shifts, followed by 3 days off duty. Personnel work an average 42 hours per week.
2-2 3-2 2-3 rotating shift schedule example:
Team 1: DDOODDD-OODDOOO-NNOONNN-OONNOOO
Team 2: NNOONNN-OONNOOO-DDOODDD-OODDOOO
Team 3: OONNOOO-DDOODDD-OODDOOO-NNOONNN
Team 4: OODDOOO-NNOONNN-OONNOOO-DDOODDD
Where D=Day shift, N=Night shift, and O=Off duty
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|Name||2-2 3-2 2-3 Rotating Shift Schedule|
|Repeat Cycle||28 days|
|Rotation||Slow rotation between day and night shifts|
|Average Hours per Week||42|
|Staffing Fluctuation||Balanced from shift to shift and day to day|
|Common Usage||Popular with police departments, emergency medical services, EMS call centers and dispatchers in the United States.|
|Notes||This is a variation of the Pitman shift schedule with rotating shifts.|