This is a fixed (no rotation) plan that uses 21 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each employee is scheduled to work 5 days, 40 hours per week, and take 2 days off. On any given day, 15 teams will be scheduled to work and 6 teams will be off. Each shift will be staffed by 5 teams so the minimum number of employees per shift is five.
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|Name||21 Team Fixed 8 5D Plan|
|Shifts||Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night (8-hr)|
|Repeat Cycle||7 days|
|Rotation||Fixed plan, no rotation|
|Average Hours per Week||40|
|Staffing Fluctuation||Balanced from shift to shift and day to day|
|Common Usage||24/7 operations requiring 8-hr fixed shifts.|
|Notes||For 24/7 operations, rotating schedule plans requiring 4 or more teams are preferable. This plan may be unfair to employees who must work the night shifts.|