A town in Texas will test a four-day work week
KELER, Texas (ValleyCentral) – Several municipal offices in the town of Keller will begin a trial four-day work schedule next week.
Keller City Hall, Municipal Services Center, and the Keller Police Department Records Department will begin a trial of “compressed work hours” for employees beginning May 28, according to a message from the City of Keller. .
According to the new schedule, offices will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The offices will be closed on Friday.
“The council is committed to Keller remaining the most family-friendly town in Texas, and one of our strategic goals is to ‘put people first’ – which includes creating a work-to-work culture. city hall that not only retains the city’s dedicated employees, but also sets Keller apart in recruiting candidates,” Mayor Armin Mizani said in the post. “Unlike some cities across the country that are responding to the challenges of industry with unsustainable wage increases burdening taxpayers, Keller’s pilot program is fiscally responsible, sustainable and focused on customer service.”
The trial aims to “broaden service opportunities for residents and improve work/life balance for staff”. The trial will last four months and the schedule change will be reassessed at a town meeting on October 4.