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Pitman Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

The Pitman fixed shift schedule uses 4 teams (crews) and 2 twelve-hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. It consists of a 2-week cycle where each team works 2 consecutive shifts, followed by 2 days off duty, works 3 consecutive shifts, followed by 2 days off duty, works 2 consecutive shifts, followed by 3 days off duty. Two teams are assigned day shifts while the other two are assigned night shifts.… Read More »Pitman Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

24-48 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

The 24-48 shift pattern uses three teams (i.e. platoons) and three shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. It consists of a 3-day cycle where each team works one 24-hour shift followed by 2 consecutive days (48 hours) off duty. This shift pattern is very popular with fire departments in the United States and is also known as ABC shift pattern.   Characteristics Plan ID C3TF24-4 Name 24-48 Shift Schedule Applicability 24/7… Read More »24-48 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

48-96 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

The 48-96 work schedule has been gaining acceptance from fire departments and emergency medical services in the United States as a way to reduce the number of work days and the associated long commutes. This work schedule uses three teams (i.e. platoons) and three shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. It consists of a 6-day cycle where each team works two consecutive 24-hour shifts, followed by 4 consecutive days off duty.… Read More »48-96 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Kelly Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Very popular with fire departments and emergency services agencies, the Kelly shift pattern uses three teams (i.e. platoons) and three shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. It consists of a 9-day cycle where each team works one 24-hour shift, followed by 24 hours off duty, works another 24-hour shift, followed by 24 hours off duty, then works a final 24-hour shift, followed by 4 consecutive days off duty. Personnel work an… Read More »Kelly Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

2 Team Fixed 12 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fixed (no rotation) shift pattern that uses 2 teams and two 12-hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. One team will be permanently on the day shift and the other will be on the night shift.   Characteristics Plan ID C2TF12-1 Name 2 Team Fixed 12 Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 2 Shifts Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr) Repeat Cycle 1 day Rotation Fixed plan, no rotation Average… Read More »2 Team Fixed 12 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Why Employee Scheduling Software is Important to Construction Project Management

Construction project management is complex and requires the proper employee schedule to ensure the project finishes on time and within budget.  There are various scheduling methods for construction projects such as the bar chart, the Critical Path Method, Line of Balance method, and Queue Scheduling.  Whatever scheduling method the project manager utilizes they must map out the entire timeline, each section and sub-section of the project, and put the entire… Read More »Why Employee Scheduling Software is Important to Construction Project Management

A-MAZE-ing New Features in Snap Schedule 365

As the leaves from deciduous trees start to turn color and fall away, the spring-planted corn shoots up toward the sky, and with it, the undeniable fun of wandering through a field of corn stalks. In the small town of Snohomish on the east side of Seattle, the development team recently spent a few hours getting lost in a corn maze. That got us thinking: there are lots of places… Read More »A-MAZE-ing New Features in Snap Schedule 365

Overtime Rule Struck Down

United States businesses and their workforce have been waiting for the final say in the overtime ruling since it was halted last November 2016. On August 31, 2017, the Overtime Final Rule was ruled to be invalid on the basis that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) authority level was exceeded in this regard.  U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant granted the summary judgment in respect to this matter. Originally, the… Read More »Overtime Rule Struck Down

The Save Local Business Act and Joint Employer Status

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and members introduced the “Save Local Business Act” (H.R. 3441) on July 7, 2017 in an effort to undo the 2015-2016 joint-employer rulings.  These rulings changed the landscape of how joint-employer status is determined. The recent rulings shifted the precedent of “direct” control to “indirect” control to determine joint-employer status. The act aims to reshift the definition of employer… Read More »The Save Local Business Act and Joint Employer Status

Snap Schedule 365 Enhancements Eclipse All Other Solutions

Being software development geeks as we are, the development team at Snap Schedule decided to push out an update to Snap Schedule 365 in conjunction with the North American Lunar Eclipse.  Here in Seattle, we’re expecting a 92% moon shadow, which will be very slick.  So, donning our ISO 12312-2 certified solar glasses, we’ll be staring into the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017, and hoping that the Seattle clouds… Read More »Snap Schedule 365 Enhancements Eclipse All Other Solutions