Use part-time employees to work extra hours instead of full-time employees. For full-time employees, extra time worked is paid time and a half. For part-time employees, extra time worked is paid as additional regular time. In my organization full-time employees are often offered extra hours before part-time employees.
Currently, Federal Employees can only work a part-time schedule of 32 or fewer hours. This is problematic for employees who want to work 35 hours, or 37 hours, for example, due to childcare or other life-needs. The government would save money in salary, and employees could better balance life-work. Employees are squeezed into a 40-hour work week when it is not optimal and this requires greater salary.
Government offices often have extra work to do, but not enough work or funding to support a new full-time employee. Instead of hiring a new full-time employee or contractor for that work, an office could offer additional hourly pay to an employee of another office or agency without... more »