The tour of duty is defined by the particular schedule the installation or organization chooses to establish. For all compressed work schedules, the tour of duty is arranged in such a way that employees on
these schedules will fulfill their basic work requirements in less than 10 days during the biweekly pay period.
Three types of compressed work schedules are:
- Four-day Workweek
- Three-day Workweek
- 5-4/9 Plan
Supervisors should be cautioned that compressed work schedules place more responsibility on both supervisors and employees and requires a greater measure of trust and confidence between parties.
Refer to regulatory guidance on how to deal with overtime and other premium pay provisions, compensatory time off, leave,
holidays, temporary duty, and travel when compressed schedules are established.