Governor Calls for Review of Flexible Work Hours

Gov. Ted Strickland wants state agencies to review employee work schedules to make sure departments are adequately staffed during traditional business hours.

Some state employees have worked flexible schedules for years to accommodate child care needs, spend more time with family members or make car pool arrangements with neighbors.

Strickland wants sufficient staffing levels from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, each agency would retain the right to set flexible work hours for employees as needed.

The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association says it is getting complaints and plans to meet with the administration about any changes. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)