Elements and employees of the Honolulu Police
Department shall be guided by this directive when
implementing a flexible working hours program.
The program is designed to:
Provide eligible employees with the opportunity to
set their own work hours within specified time limits.
Improve productivity, which ultimately provides better service to the public.
Provide a measure of relief during peak hour traffic.
NATURE OF PROGRAM
The flexible working hours program establishes
(within specified time limits) individual work
schedules as determined by employees and approved by the employer.
SCOPE OF FLEXIBLE HOURS
A. An adequate staff must be present
so that regular business hours (0745 to
l630 hours) are not altered and normal
services are not curtailed.
B. Starting times may begin anywhere between 0630 and
0830 hours; therefore, ending times will be between
l5l5 and l7l5 hours.
C. The following employees may be precluded
from participating in this program:
l. Employees who are on scheduled shift work;
2. Employees who must report at a predetermined
time and location for transportation to work sites;
3. Employees who work in crew situations where
all members of the crew must necessarily start and
end work at the same time; and
4. Employees whose work circumstances do not
permit deviation from preset working hours.
D. The operational needs of the individual
office shall be the prime consideration in determining
whether flexible hours may be authorized. The decision
of the element commander shall be final and binding.
A. According to the choice of each employee,
the element commander may schedule flexible starting
times within the established time frames.
B. The 45 minute lunch period is not affected by this program.
C. When two or more employees desire the same
starting times and all cannot be accommodated, the
element commander shall be guided by the following
considerations in the order listed:
l. Do the employees belong to a car pool?
2. Can the affected employees work out an
arrangement among themselves that is satisfactory
to the element and the department?
3. As a final determination, apply the
affected employees’ seniority within the work location or operation.
D. Once a final schedule is effected, requests
for change(s) in starting time(s) should be minimized.
l. Whenever necessary, a request for a time
change shall be submitted two weeks prior to the
anticipated date of change.
2. Any time change must be approved by the element commander.