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Schedule shift saves jobs and money

October 6, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Beginning in January, Missouri State University will adopt a new custodial schedule, getting rid of the so-called graveyard shift, according to the News-Leader.

The move is expected to save the university nearly $50,000 in extra money paid to overnight workers as an added compensation, the article stated.

According to the article, the alternative money saving method was to outsource the university’s custodial services.

The university currently has 20 custodians on the day shift from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; two custodians on the evening shift of 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 46 custodians on the overnight shift of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the article noted.

Under the new schedule the university will have a day shift that starts at 4 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m., the article added.

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