August 1, 2013 Mark Hrywna
Formally it’s called the compressed workweek or compressed schedule but it’s more commonly referred to as “Panda Fridays” at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF has about 450 employees in the United States, all of whom participate in the compressed workweek, cramming a 10-day work schedule into nine days. There are about 375 employees in its Washington, D.C., headquarters with other staff in offices in Alaska, Montana and California. Typically, employees work an extra hour on seven of the nine days, but it’s flexible for how staff can reach the required 70 hours over the pay period, according to Elaine Bowman, vice president, human resources.