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Hours of Work & Work Schedules

Covered employees may be assigned to a 40-hour workweek schedule, consisting of four (4) consecutive ten (10) hour workdays, or a 56-hour (average) workweek schedule, consisting of twenty-four (24) hour work shifts that are scheduled in a manner so that each employee is assigned to duty an average of one third (1/3) of the days of a designated work period. The current 56-hour (average) workweek schedule consists of two consecutive 24-hour work shifts (48 consecutive duty hours) followed by four consecutive calendar days off (96 consecutive hours off duty).